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STATE: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "state"
To sign "state" as in, "the U.S. has 50 states," touch the side of an "S" hand to your left palm and then use a small arc to move the "S" hand to the lower part of palm.
If you are referring to STATE as in "a state of shock" or "in an excited state" one way to sign is:
If you mean STATE as in "comment, assert, or articulate" you could sign:
If you want to convey STATEMENT, here are some options:
statement-[title / topic / phrase / QUOTE]:
LANGUAGE / sentence / statement / string of words / line of words:
If you are more specifically referring to a "bank statement" you can sign:
statement / PAPER:
Note: Some states and cities have signs others you fingerspell.
Alabama: Fingerspell "ALA"
Alaska: Fingerspell "Alaska" or do the "fur around face" sign.
Arizona: Fingerspell "Arizona" or do the "A" at the corners of the mouth sign.
Arkansas: Fingerspell "ARK"
California: ILY-hand index fingertip to earlobe swing once into a "Y"-hand.
Colorado: Do a "C" arc on the forearm or sign [COLOR and spell "do" or "ado"] or spell Fingerspell "Colorado" (Some people just spell "COLO" but that feels weird to me.)
COLOR + DO-[version]:
Hawaii: Spell or H-FACE or FACE
HAWAII-[non-initialized-version] / face / looks:
Idaho: Spell or "potato"
Illinois: Spell ILL but it ends up looking like ILY sign.
Indiana: IND (Using a bit of a bounce)
Kansas: Spell, or KAN-(some-people-sign), KS
Louisiana: L sideways movement into an "A"
Maine: Spell or sign "profit"
Missouri: sideways-M into an O
Montana: spell or sign MUSEUM
MONTANA / MCDONALD'S:
Nevada: spell or NEV
New Hampshire: NH
New Jersey: NJ
New Mexico: NM
New York: palm-down-Y sliding on non-dominant-palm
North Carolina: NC
North Dakota: ND (with a modified D)
Oklahoma: OKLA-(lexicalized with a bit of a clockwise arc from the signer perspective)
Oregon: Spell or circle an O in the air.
OREGON-[shoulder version / not recommended]:
Pennsylvania: sideways-P changes into an "A"
Rhode Island: RI
South Carolina: SC
South Dakota: SD with a modified D
Texas: X moves in a "7 path" (draw a 7 in the air with an X-hand)
Washington: W moves forward off of the shoulder
West Virginia: Sign WEST then VA. Note: Some people move the W to the right.
Wisconsin: WIS or WISC
Wyoming: WYO (a bit lexicalized with a dip on the Y)
United States Territories:
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