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Aunt & Uncle

The sign for "aunt" is made by first shaping the right hand to form the letter "A." 

Hold your hand close to your right cheek. 

From the wrist, shake your hand slightly back and forth.



 
The sign for "uncle" is made by first shaping the right hand to form the letter "U." 

Hold your hand close to your right temple. 

From the wrist, shake your hand slightly back and forth.

 





Note: there is another way to sign "AUNT" and "UNCLE."  Instead of twisting the sign back and forth, you can draw a little circle in the air with either an "A" or a "U."

UNCLE:
 

Tip: think of the initial for "Aunt" or "Uncle" next to the female or male-related sign position.  Notice how most male signs (boy, man, uncle, father, brother...) are near the forehead or "brain" area--which is to say, where the thinking occurs, but most female-related signs (mother, sister, aunt) are near the mouth where the talking occurs? I pointed this out to my wife and she explained it to me:  "Men think they know what they are talking about, women really do."

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All material copyright 1996 by Dr. William Vicars
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