Here's a closeup on that first hand position:
Note: Memorize is different from "remember."
Here is the sign for REMEMBER:
Think of "tacking it down."
In a message dated 8/27/2007 9:54:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Sign question?? Would you explain the difference in the signs forget
and memorize. Is the sign the same. It is difficult to see the
difference, if any, in the hand shape and movement.
MEMORIZE: The initial handshape is a loose claw. The movement moves
outward, away from the forehead, turns into an "S."
FORGET: The sign starts as a "slightly bent B handshape with the thumb
extended." The fingertips wipe across the forehead as if wiping dry
erase marker from a whiteboard. The sign ends in an "A" handshape.
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