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American Sign Language: "stomach"


The concept of "stomach" can be expressed by simply patting your stomach twice.
Or use fingertips of a "bent-B" hand to poke it twice.


 

Or you can point to it.


 

Remember "signs" are not English words.

If you have a sentence like "I can't stomach the sight of blood" you should use a sign that represents the concept. For example "tolerate" (a version of the sign PATIENT) would be a good choice.
 



If you are in a doctor's office and need to describe the stomach in more detail you can use "classifiers" to describe the size, shape, and location of the stomach.


 


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