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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Oct 13, 2000  8:14 pm
Subject:  Re: QUESTION: Curves Forward & Down

>>>>In "A" it seems that the movement slightly contradicts the
>>>>position of the hand. The hand point left, the arrow curves
>>>>right. In "B", the arrow seems to complement the hand as both
>>>>are orientated left. While the sign itself may be made purely up
>>>>and down without any left or right movement, having the arrow
>>>>complement the hand symbol seems more supportive of whatever
>>>>movement the hand makes. Bill<<<<

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October 13, 2000

Bill - I think your answer is excellent, and I am so glad you answered!!

And your instinct is exactly my answer...what you said above is
saying that "choosing the curve that curves towards the center of the
body" a natural choice, since signing is from your central
thinking and handshapes do fit the "in to the center" curve better
than the "out" position - You can see there is a visual agreement
based on what feels right....I believe Stefan would call that "good
gestalt"? If not, please tell us Stefan! ;-)

For those just joining us, here was the question again, which was
from Stefan in Germany...I would choose "B" too...
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