The sign ACCENT (as in a variation in speech) is done by poking your throat (lightly) once or twice with your index finger:
...[How do you] sign "accent" -- the context is this: I am having some trouble moving my fingers because of swelling due to wrist surgery and some arthritis, so when I mentioned that the interpreter in our first class, she said "oh, you sign with an accent" (I said I signed with a lisp!) -- in any case, I think that's a good line, so I'd like to be able to reproduce it. The interpreter, however, was only there for the first class, thus I would like the sign for "accent," or maybe "lisp" or maybe both! (Can you say "greedy"?)
Thank you, and keep up the good work.
Donna Bursey '97
Technical Services Manager, Advancement Services
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