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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Jan 7, 1999  3:48 am
Subject:  Re: Movement Diagonal Plane

A message received January 6, 1999...

>Yesterday I got your diagonals off the web, today I took them to work with
>me. BTW, your rocket vs car pictures on the web sealed forever in my brain
>which is which on the movement arrows. Every time I see the arrows, I now
>have a visual reference point to go back to.
>Anyway, after a half hour or so learning the system from your web pages,
>the question came up, what about down and away at an angle?

>My guess, from the information we have, is that the "angle down and away"
>arrow would be recorded as follows:
> * *
> * *
> * *
> * *
> * *
> *********
> *******
> *****
> ***
> *
>Is this right?

That is correct - Your symbol is correct above. I like the way you wrote
it with stars on email!!

Just think of the horizon. Whether you are going down or up, if you are
also going forward, you are "hitting the horizon" as you go "down and
forward", or "up and forward". The forward part of the movement is
represented by the horizontal line.

And, if the movement is coming back toward the chest - think of the nose of
the airplane. If the plane is flying back toward your chest, whether it be
"up and back" or "down and back", you place a dot on the stem of the arrow
to show it is traveling back toward you.

This question is referring to this lesson on the web:

Writing Diagonal Movement

Hope this helps!

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


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