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touch

This is a wonderful sign.  In addition to meaning "touch" in general, it can be used to mean "been to."  As in, "Have you ever been to Utah?"
You would sign that by using the signs "FINISH TOUCH U-T-A-H YOU?"


TOUCH:


"Touched my heart."
You can modify the meaning of this sign by changing the location. You use the right hand to "touch" your heart. You start about six inches in front of your heart using the handshape shown above. Then jab your middle finger into your heart. The movement is relatively quick followed by a hold.   Think of an arrow piercing your heart.


DWELL-ON:
Do the sign for touch, then, keeping your hands together, move both hands forward, down, back, and up a couple times.



American Sign Language University ASL resources by Lifeprint.com Dr. William Vicars
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