The Waygate Foundation has released the latest question answered by Team Jordan.
See today’s Q&A Answer below! Topic - Maiden Handtalk
Thanks again to everyone who submitted questions for our Team Jordan Q&A during the A Memory of Light tour. We were excited to see the questions, and even more excited to share the answers!
Warning - a lot of these answers contain SPOILERS. Read at your own risk! Each answer has been supplied by Team Jordan, and was written by Maria Simons, continuity editor of the Wheel of Time. Maria and the Team have been very generous with their time, and will provide as many answers as they can.
Q: What information did RJ specify about Maiden handtalk?
A: There is not a lot to be found in his notes, unfortunately. He does say, “Each society has its secret hand-signals, in addition to those known to all algai'd'siswai , but only the Maidens have evolved their signs far enough to be able to carry on normal, everyday conversations in it. In Maiden handtalk, a hooked little finger makes a term mocking or sarcastic. For example, it is used in ‘spearsister’ when applied to women who have given up the spear and then try to behave as if they had not.”