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Furrowed brow

Posted by Miri Barak on September 01, 2004

In Reply to: Furrowed brow posted by Henry on September 01, 2004

: : Hello

: : A *brow squint* is a nonmanual signal in sign language.
: : Is it the same as half closed eyes?

: : Thank you

: When you're puzzled, you put on an expression with a furrowed brow. This has the effect of making the eyes narrower. Does this fit the situation?

Thank you Henry. I'm not sure. In Sign this signal indicates a negation. I just don't understand how can one squint a brow unless he is partly closing his eyes.