A student writes:
I am looking for a sign for the word "cave" as in "Mammoth Cave" or
"Carlsbad Caverns." I'm sure there is one. It just seems to be one
of those secret handshake things.
I tend to just spell "C-A-V-E" but if I'm telling a story of some sort
I whip out a couple of "C" handshapes and show (depict)
what the cave looks like (long, twisted, narrow, etc.) while using
my face to indicate if it is spooky or not.
- Dr. Bill
CAVE (Version 1)
Note: When spelling C-A-V-E the "E" tends to mutate into a
two-fingered version of "E"
coming after the letter "V."
Note: For the sign "CAVE" you only move the dominant hand -- unless you are describing a
very long tunnel or pipeline that extends quite a distance both ways.
In that case you'd have the right hand go off to the right and the
left hand go off to the left.
Also see: PIPELINE
Also see: TUNNEL
Also see: POLE
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