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COURTEOUS

COURTEOUS
English Equivalent: COURTEOUS
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Courteous v Fine

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Alex B Savvy Member
Friday, August 16, 2019

Because this sign looks so much like saying, "I"m fine" do you look for context in order to make the determination? I know that there are slight differences in movement but as a new signer, I'm pretty sure I would miss that part. 

Fine/courteous

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Brenda Cartwright Savvy Admin
Friday, August 16, 2019

Hi Alex,

Good question!

The sign for “fine” taps the center of the chest. The sign for “courteous” rocks backwards while tapping the center of the chest.

Thanks for asking!

BC

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