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family
f hand in a circle
mother
right five hand with thumb at chin, palm facing left
father
right 5 hand, palm facing left, thumb against center of forehead
grandmother
sign for "mother", moved away from the chin in two successive bounces
grandmother
sign for "father", moved away from the forehead in two successive bounces
aunt
right "a" hand, thumb touching right cheek; move thumb in two downstrokes against chin
uncle
right "u" hand, palm facing forward; shake near male area of head
cousin (male)
right "c" hand; shake near male area of head
cousin (female)
right "c" hand; shake near female area of head
niece
fingers of right "n" pointing toward cheek (down at female area of head), palm facing left; twist the wrist to point the fingers forward with a double motion
nephew
fingers of right "n" pointing toward cheek (up at male area of head), palm facing left; twist the wrist to point the fingers forward with a double motion
brother
(boy + same)
motion at forehead for "boy" (grasping bill of cap); move downward to bring sides of index fingers together at chest level ("same")
sister
(girl + same)
move right "a" hand (thumb slightly extended) down right cheek ("girl"), then move downward to bring sides of index fingers together at chest level.
husband
(boy + marry)
right C hand moves from male area of forehead down to, palm downturned, join down with left hand (left palm upturned)
wife
(girl + marry)
right "a" hand moves from chin (female area of head) down to, palm downturned, join down with left hand (left palm upturned)
son
(boy + baby)
right hand at forehead ("boy"; i.e., grasping bill of a cap) moves down into "cradle-like" pose, right arm upturned on top of left arm upturned.
daughter
(girl + baby)
right "a" hand moves down from cheek to chin ("girl"), then down to cradle-like position, with right upturned arm laying on top of left upturned arm.
boy
right "c" hand to forehead (male area of head); close and pull away from forehead, as if grasping the brim of a cap
girl
using right "a" hand, palm facing forward, draw thumb in a line chasing cheekbone, down to chin (female area of head)
man
(boy + polite)
right "c" hand at forehead, draw away in a forward motion, closing hand somewhat, then moving right "5" hand in front of chest, right thumb touching chest, palm facing left (should be done in one smooth movement)
woman
(girl + polite)
right "a" hand at right side of face, draw thumb down side of face toward chin, then moving right "5" hand in front of chest, right thumb touching chest, palm facing left (should be done in one smooth movement)
with
right and left "a" hands join together, palms facing one another, in front of chest
without
joint right and left "a" hands together briefly in front of body (palms facing one another), and then spread apart in opposite directions (each hand moves away in its own direction)
in
right flat "o" hand, fingertips pointing downward into left "o" hand
out
right flat "o" hand begins in "in" position of: fingertips pointing downward inside of left "o" hand; right hand is then quickly draw out and in an arc to the right
on
right "b" hand lays on top of and covers left "b" hand, both hands with palms facing downward
off
right "b" hand, palm facing downward, briefly lays on and covers left "b" hand (palm also facing downward), and then moves away in an arc to the left (hand position remains the same throughout)
in front of
right and left "a" hands, thumbs pointing upward; right hand moves directly in front of (and in line with) left hand
behind
right and left "a" hands, thumbs pointing upward; right hand moves directly behind (and in line with) left hand
over
right "b" hand, palm facing left, hovers over left "b" hand, palm facing downward.
under
right "a" hand, thumb pointing upward, moves under left "b" hand, palm facing downward
rest (verb)
arms crossed over chest, palms flat against body
keep
right and left "k" hands; right hand, palm facing left and fingers pointing forward, is placed on top of left hand (of which palm is facing right and fingers pointing forward) at knuckle where fingers join hands; left hand makes a slight upward movement, as if to support right hand
get
right and left "s" hands; right on top of left hand; twist both hands inward toward wrists and pull hands in toward body slightly
sweep
left open hand is brush by right "b" hand (of which palm is facing toward you) in a double motion
fix
right and left flat "o" hands; point fingertips at one another and draw up and down repeatedly in opposite directions at once
wash
right and left "a" hands; right hand on top of left hand (palms facing one another) and moving right hand only in a circular motion, as if washing it
table
answer later
chair
answer later
sit
answer later
couch
answer later
lamp
a.l.
light
a.l.
clean (verb)
a.l.
eat
a.l.
food
right flat "o" hand; fingertips tap mouth in a double motion
dining room
(food + room)
living room
(polite + room)
bed
head rests in right open palm
bedroom
(bed + room)
bathroom
(bath + room)
restroom
abbreviated sign in which the right "r" hand is gently bounced twice to imitate the syllables in the root word
kitchen
("cook", but formed with a right "k" hand)
cook
a.l.
see
a.l.
look at
a.l.
play
a.l.
wait
a.l.
find
right "f" hand starts out with fingers open, thumb and forefinger pointing downward, then closing and being drawn up, as if picking something up
use
a.l.
which
right and left "a" hands move up and down in front of body, in opposite directions at same time (repeatedly)
who
right thumb against chin, palm facing left, curl and uncurl forefinger several times
how
open palms facing upward, fingertips touching; roll both hands slightly outward and then back inward a couple of times
how much
both open palms face each other, fingers somewhat outspread; draw apart several inches, in opposite directions, ending in palms of both hands facing upward
how many
a.l.
when
left "1" hand, palm facing up; right "1" hand, palm facing down, held over left hand; right hand makes small clockwise circle and then over right index finger, and then right and left index fingers join together (whole hands move, not fingers themselves)
what
left open hand, palm facing right; right "1" hand, palm facing left; right index finger brushes down left palm (actually brushes over knuckles where fingers join to hand)
where
right "x" hand, palm facing forward; shake hand slightly left and right, repeatedly, in front of chest (move at wrist)