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American Sign Language: "Classifer: R" (CL:R)

For an explanation of "classifiers" in general, see: CLASSIFIERS

The "R" hand shape can be used to show objects that are classified as rope-like, braided, and/or twisted. It is also used in two versions of the sign for "doughnut."  Thus there is a precedent for preferring an "R" handshape for signs involving rope-like dough shapes such as a pretzel.

The "R" handshape is also used for the sign "CIGAR" which is tubular and is made from rolled tobacco leaves.



[need to post picture / graphic] Other examples that I'll post someday: POLE, large cylinder, EYES-wide, SUN-(specific_location),


Also see: THICK

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