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1@Sfhead-PalmDown Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-Claw5@InsideTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundHoriz-RoundHoriz

American Sign LanguageEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • The dominant hand may begin in the “Claw 5” handshape instead of the “1” handshape.

EtymologyEdit

Touching the brow to indicate a state of mind, plus Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-Claw5@InsideTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundHoriz-RoundHoriz (to mix; to confuse).

ProductionEdit

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape at the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Move the dominant hand to the following posture.
    3. Posture the nondominant hand in the “claw 5” handshape about half arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the trunk, palm up, base of the hand parallel with the midline plane. Posture the dominant hand in the “claw 5” handshape about half arm's length in front of the dominant side of the chest, dominant palm facing down.
    4. Move both hands in at least one full horizontal circle in the same direction, keeping them on opposite sides of the circle.
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GUH Hand LUH Hand LUH Move GUH Move GUH Hand LUH Hand
GUH Palm LUH Palm Second Second GUH Palm LUH Palm
GUH Position LUH Separation Third Third
1
Side
Close to Body
GUH Side
of Forehead
claw-5 claw-5 Following LUH Side-In
Down Up
Far from
Underside

AdjectiveEdit

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  1. confused
  2. confusing

VerbEdit

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  1. to confuse