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You're in the library, working on your laptop or reading a
book. You hear a strange sound from a nearby table. You
over, but the person making the noise stops, thinking
So what we need is a gesture to say "I don't mind the
I'm just curious what it
is." The gesture needs to be
you can do as you're looking over, so that the person
the noise doesn't stop, and you can see what it is.
Perhaps pointing at your ear while looking quizzical?
||[marked-for-deletion] the problem with with idea is there is a basic understanding of bodily symbols that already exist. A friendly face and a shrug means that you are not offended. Putting your finger to your head already is attached to implying something about the head, so I would assume you don't have a basic understnding of communication. The process of changing the symbol would require taking away the intuitive understanding of the symbol which would involve pointing and the head, but whther it is towards the ear or the entire head would not be outstandingly clear. So probably just uising already understood symbols would likely be better than making a new one.
||So it seems your problem is that you have difficulty communicating and inventing gesutires. Quizzical and pointing to head would be interpreted as are you crazy. Offfering a welcoming gesture would facilitate exchange of further communication.
||I don't understand your reason for m-f-d.
||I also don't understand why you think this would be
impossible to work. If I saw someone raising their eyebrows
while pulling the top of their ear forward, I'd think they
were wondering about a sound.
||That's not the idea you posted, and you're not inventing the intuitive understanding of symbols.
||Wasn't it [21Q] who posted an idea long ago about a hand signal to be used at stoplights when somebody noticed you looking at them ? I can't find it.
||What's not the idea I posted? The actual idea was the
concept of a gesture to convey this meaning. I have given
two (similar) specific examples of gestures that might be
used for this purpose.
||I never claimed to have invented the use of symbols to
convey meaning, only the idea of having a specific symbol
(or combination of symbols) to convey this specific meaning.