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Re: SV: Body language (was: Re: Enterprise)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 28, 2003, 5:08
On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 21:14:49 -0500 "E. Notagain" <ecg321@...> writes:
> >Maybe it's a Mediterranean thing (hence the southern, but not > northern, > >Italians). Jews are also known for 'speaking with their hands'. > In a > >linguistics class i took last semester, we had to give > presentations and > >the other students would critique each other's presentations. One > of the > >sheets i got back said i had 'violent arm motions' ;) . > >-Stephen (Steg)
> My mother's 10th grade teacher once speculated that she [my mother] > couldn't talk if he held her hands down -- and when he did, she > couldn't think of anything to say. > Even now my friends tell me that my mother looks like she's going to > whack somebody in the head when she talks. > If I'm trying to think of something to say, even if I'm typing, I > have to > move my hands in some way (usually twirling a pencil). It's quite > odd when > you're using Instant Messenger and waving your hand to emphasize > something. <g> > Is it possible that the hand movements might have something to do > with the > ability to communicate? Like, people who are raised talking with > their > hands tend to have problems thinking or just getting their message > across > if they're not moving their hands? (just speculation -- though it's > something I've observed amongst my family and friends) > --Erin Notagain--
- Actually, when i used to play video games a lot at a friend of mine's house, he would make fun of me for the amount i would move during gameplay. When i made the character on the screen jump, i would bounce in my seat; when they moved left or right, i would tilt in the same direction. Also, when chanting biblical texts i have the habit of waving the fingers of my right hand around in a way that roughly matches the tune of the cantillation. -Stephen (Steg) "she is beautiful!" ~ andrew w k