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American Sign Language: "child"
The sign for child is done by doing two pats on the top of an imaginary child's head.
You can do it with "one" pat, but could be interpreted as "short."
The sign for "children" is to pat the heads of two different imaginary children one time each. The children are standing in front of you and slightly to the right. After you do a single pat on the head of the first child, move your hand to the right one time and do a single pat the head of the second child.
CHILD: (two pats on one head)
CHILDREN: (One pat on two different heads.)
CHILDREN (variation 2) Used more for emphasis, story telling, or "many" children.
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