The "G" handshape can be used as a classifier
to indicate the quality of "thinness" or "things that are
You can also use the "g" handshape as a classifier to show that
something is "thin."
For example, you could use the following sign to show the thinness of a
picture frame, a book, a piece of wood, etc. If you used this sign to
talk about a person then it wouldn't be just the sign "thin" and not a
"classifier" showing "how thin."
"Which do you prefer, thick or thin crust pizza?" = "PIZZA
THIN-[crust], THICK-[crust], WHICH FAVORITE-[prefer] YOU?"
CL:G "eyelid opening."
You can use CL:G to indicate the opening and closing of eyelids. Winking.
CL:G "very short hair"
When discussing "hair" and you want to indicate that a person had a crew cut
or a "buzz cut" you can use a "G" handshape to show that the length of the
hair is "very short."
This sign shows the height of the hair of a person who just had a buzz cut.
For more "hair signs" see HAIR.
CL:G "small item"
Classifier-G can be used to resent a "small item" being picked up and
Also see: the THIN page