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American Sign Language: "Classifier G" or "CL:G"

The "G" handshape can be used as a classifier to indicate the quality of "thinness" or "things that are thin."

CL:G "thin"
You can also use the "g" handshape as a classifier to show that something is "thin."

For example, you could use the following sign to show the thinness of a picture frame, a book, a piece of wood, etc.  If you used this sign to talk about a person then it wouldn't be just the sign "thin" and not a "classifier" showing "how thin."


Sample sentence:  "Which do you prefer, thick or thin crust pizza?" = "PIZZA THIN-[crust], THICK-[crust], WHICH FAVORITE-[prefer] YOU?"



CL:G "eyelid opening."
You can use CL:G to indicate the opening and closing of eyelids. Winking.



CL:G "very short hair"

When discussing "hair" and you want to indicate that a person had a crew cut or a "buzz cut" you can use a "G" handshape to show that the length of the hair is "very short." This sign shows the height of the hair of a person who just had a buzz cut.  For more "hair signs" see HAIR.




CL:G "small item"
Classifier-G can be used to resent a "small item" being picked up and manipulated.


Also see: the THIN page

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