The sign for "article"
can also be used to mean:
• COLUMN ( As in a newspaper column)
• SECTION (As in a section in the newspaper)
Use the thumb and index finger to show the width of an article. Move the
hand down the palm of the base hand. I sign this with the left
fingertips pointing upward. Another way to sign it is with the left
fingertips pointing forward. (Which means your non-dominant
hand can be either horizontal or vertical. Do it whatever way is done by
your local Deaf or your ASL instructor.)
To interpret this sign correctly you must have some sort of context. For
example, you could sign "newspaper article" by first signing newspaper and
then signing "COLUMN"
Note: Usually the sign for "NEWSPAPER" uses
a double movement (as a noun/verb pair with "PRINT") but when compounded
with the ARTICLE sign you can drop one of the movements of the NEWSPAPER
sign and your meaning is still obvious.
Sample sentence: Do you like to
read research articles?
Variation of the sign "article"
or "column" (or "strip" on the wall).
Another variation of the sign for "article"
I opened up a newspaper and there was an article:
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