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American Sign Language: "book"


The sign for "book" uses "flat" hands.
 

BOOK (use a double motion)


Sample sentence: "What is your favorite book?"
= "YOUR FAVORITE BOOK, what-NAME?"



Notes:
In the sentence example above, I use an almost imperceptible second movement on the sign BOOK.

Most of the time you can just open the hands once and people will know that you are referring to a book.  Technically, the sign BOOK is a noun/verb pair.  If you use a double motion it means book.  If you use a single motion it means "open book."  If you reverse the motion  by starting with the hands open and then closing them, it means "close the book" or "close your books."

BOOK:


 



CLOSE-BOOK:



OPEN-BOOK:


 


See:  bookstore



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