The classifier known as
"Classifier V" is commonly used to show how a person's legs move.
It can be used to indicate:
If you specifically needed to indicate that you were walking (and not
riding) or that someone is able to walk around now (as if they were
bedridden before) you can use the sign "WALK-to." This means "walk
over to" or "walk on your own two feet."
Note: "WALK-to" is not the best choice for general "walking." For that use
the WALK sign.
CL-V: DANCING "dancing." Note: The sign DANCE is not the
same as using the CL-upside-down-V to show "how" a person is dancing. If you
just do the normal sign "DANCE" then it isn't considered a "classifier."
(Even though it is what might be called a lexicalized classifier.) But as
soon as you use that handshape to show "how" a person is dancing then it
becomes a classifier.
You can show someone who is "extremely dead."
This sign shows a dead person or animal's limbs sticking up into the air.
HIKE (variation) Again, this is a sign that may or may function as a
classifier-- depending on if you use it to show how a person hiked or where
they hiked in relation to other elements in your story.
Note: This isn't the only sign for "hiking." In context the sign WALK
done with "3" handshapes is also a common sign for 'hike."
"Toss and Turn"
"Classifier upside-down bent-V" is used to represent small
You can show a row of chairs by using "bent-V" handshapes.
To sign "row" as in "a row of chairs" you can first do the sign for CHAIR
and then use CL-bent-V to show the row:
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