spelling question

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Apr 19 17:12:46 UTC 2008

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April 19, 2008

Hello Stefan, Ingvild and Adam!

Thanks for the question, Stefan. And thanks for the answers, Ingvild  
and Adam... All your messages are below...I could not find your new  
attached file, Ingvild...but it sounded right!

Adam explained it so perfectly that there is nothing more for me to say!

The hands start the circle where the arrows are placed. The dark side  
of the circle is closer to the chest. So if the arrows are placed on  
the dark side of the circle, then the hands start the circle closer to  
the chest.

We write "relating to the center of the body"... or "relating to the  
center of the sign"... and Adam is correct that placing the darker  
side of the circles on the outside, gives the "feeling" of focusing on  
the "center of the sign"...

So the bottom row of your symbols (number 4 and 8 in the attached),  
Stefan, fits best with the rules that "each sign has a center"...Val ;-)


On Apr 19, 2008, at 2:33 AM, Adam Frost wrote:
> First things first. As I understand it, the arrowhead shows where  
> the hands start and end, so there is a slight distinction there  
> between how some of your arrows are set up. Also, each sign has a  
> center. By having the darker or thicker part of the arrow on the  
> outside and the lighter or thinner part inside creates that center.  
> So of the combinations, the last row seems to be the only  
> configuration that works. I might be wrong, but that's how I see it  
> as of right now.
> Adam


On Apr 19, 2008, at 5:04 AM, Ingvild Roald wrote:
> I would prefer the one at the lower left. (I have added this as a  
> separate file.)The right hand is 'taking the lead', and the two  
> circles makes kind of a depth perspective - but as you say, it is a  
> matter of feling.
> Ingvild


On Apr 19, 2008, at 2:20 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

> Hi Valerie and sw-list,
> preparing some new worksheets for my students I happened to realize  
> that there are many different options to write the movement we need  
> in Germany for the signs of sign or bike ...
> Do you prefer any of these as kind of “best Gestalt”?
> I know it is a matter of feeling – but perhaps of experience as  
> well ... just curious ...
> All the best  Stefan ;-)
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