Movement Symbols

Below are the symbols used for directions, paths, and other types of movement. Aspects like repetition and alternation can be applied to any direction or path. “Others” can be added in to a direction or path in the second movement grid space. Note the wide arrow distinguishing forward/body directions from down/up and the doubled arrow that distinguishes alternation from oscillation.

Directional symbols can also be used with non-manuals. If a non-manual feature is considered a movement rather than a still position, it can be specified as such using a starting and ending position, which will appear as a hand change, on either side of a diagonal line.

Direction and timing

dir mvmt table


path mvmt table


other mvmt table