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American Sign Language: "stack"

The sign for stack is going to vary depending on what sort of stack you are talking about.

If you mean "to stack up" something -- then you should use an abbreviated mime type motion to dipict what the stacking process looks like.

If you mean a two or three feet high stack of something then use "B" hands (flat hands) or bent-B-hands to literally show the top and bottom of the stack.

If you mean a stack that extends up from the ground, just use the bent-hand version (not the index finger version) of the sign "TALL" to depict how high the stack is (or would be).

If you mean "stack" as in a stack of 100 dollar bills you can use a version of the sign for "thick."

THICK (Version: The thickness of something horizontal) (Facial expression here indicates "very" thick)


Now, if you are talking about a stack of ordinary paper (not a stack of something impressive like $100 bills) then you don't need to exaggerate your facial expression so much eh?  (Unless you get excited about stacks of paper?!?)

"Stack" as in a "relatively thick" stack of something.

The facial expression for the above sign as based on showing a "relatively thick stack of papers." That mouth morpheme you are seeing means "fairly," "relatively," "substantial but not overwhelming."  You might also see it on signs like 'so-so."



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