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Peter M.

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I am on the introductory course and am wondering about the sign for 'Friend'. On this site it is the primary hand clasping the other and then making small up-and-down movements. However, on other sites the sign for 'Friend' (singular) is simply the primary hand clasping the other, whereas that plus the movements stand for the plural 'Friends'.


What is your view on this? Is there a right and wrong, or is this one of those cases, where small variations are the norm?


Many thanks


Peter Mueller

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  • 2 months later...

Movement or not that sign can mean friend or friends, depends on the context of what you are saying. Variation is normal because of dialect and people just signing in slightly different ways. There isn't a movement that makes signs plural though.

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