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American Sign Language: "main / major / specialize /
line of work / field-of-endeavor"
This sign can mean a wide variety of related concepts such as: major (in
school), main, field of work, a discipline, specialization," etc.
The dominant flat hand moves forward along the top of the stationary left flat
MAIN / major:
(My right hand is moving forward. My left hand is not moving.)
Sometimes you might see people initialize this sign with a "P" to mean
To indicate a "professional," you can add the "PERSON-[agent]"
sign to the "profession" sign.
Variation: Some people do this sign using an "index finger" on the
dominant hand or even with both fingers in "index finger" handshapes.
By using an index finger for the dominant hand (instead of a flat hand) you
cause the sign to mean "specialize," "niche," or "narrow field of endeavor."
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