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American Sign Language: "Montana"


The sign for "Montana" starts with two "M" hands together that move apart and then down.

MONTANA:

(Model: Byron Cantrell)

 


Dr. Bill's Notes:
You might see some people just spell "MT" to mean "Montana" and that's okay I guess, but the way most native Deaf adults do it is an actual sign using "M" hands and some sort of movement representing "mountains."  You might see some people doing a wavy movement in the air using an "M" hand (similar to how one version of Denver moves a "D" hand in a couple of "arches" reflective of the shape of mountains).  Personally, I do the "Montana" sign by starting with two hands in the middle, a bit lower, and then I move both hands out to the side in an arch (like a smaller version of one of the versions of "McDonalds." Quite a few people use that "to the side and down" version (that Byron is using above) as their sign for "museum." 

Disclaimer:
As always, you should find out how your local teacher or local Deaf people do it and then do it their way.
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