The sign for "aunt" is made by first shaping
your hand to form the
letter "A." Hold your hand close to your cheek. Twist your
hand a couple of times.
"How many aunts do you have?"
Note: This can also be signed, "AUNT YOU HOW-MANY?" (Longer sentences
tend to put the "how many" concept at the end. For shorter sentences
it is less of an issue. But do it however your local instructor prefers).
American Sign Language: "Uncle"
The sign for
"uncle" is made by first shaping your hand to form the
letter "U." Hold your hand close to your right temple.
Twist your hand a couple of times.
aid: 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 done 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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