However, the concepts "clean up," "to
clean," or "cleaning" use what I call "the process" form of the sign
wherein you use extra movement to show a process is taking place.
So, if you want to sign "clean-up" as in "clean up your bedroom" you
would use a double motion. (Repeat the sign to mean: "cleaning, or
In a message dated 10/19/2004 9:59:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time, psarr_art@_____.com
Dear Dr. Vicars:
Can you please clarify what sign to use when trying to sign "clean up"?
Response: You can sign "clean up" or "cleaning" by using a double movement of the sign "CLEAN
/ NICE." You brush the dominant hand fingers/palm across the base hand palm
"Do you think parents should pay children to clean up their bedroom?"
= YOU THINK PARENTS NEED/should PAY CHILDREN FOR CLEAN CLEAN BEDROOM?
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