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American Sign Language: "thin"



The general sign for "thin" uses a "G-handshape." It starts in front of the face and moves downward. Note that you should extend your face and suck in your cheeks for this sign.

THIN:

 


THIN (side view)

 


 

Sample sentence: "Why are most postal employees thin?" = MOST POST-OFFICE WORKER THIN, WHY?


 



CL:G "thin"
You can also use the "g" handshape as a classifier to show that something is "thin."

For example, you could use the following sign to show the thinness of a picture frame, a book, a piece of wood, etc.  If you used this sign to talk about a person then it wouldn't be just the sign "thin" and not a "classifier" showing "how thin."

THIN:

 



Sample sentence:  "Which do you prefer, thick or thin crust pizza?" = "PIZZA THIN-[crust], THICK-[crust], WHICH FAVORITE-[prefer] YOU?"

 


Also see: CL:G


Also see: THICK


Also see: CLASSIFIERS



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