T@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross-T@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross T@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-T@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown

American Sign Language edit

Etymology edit

From initial letter T of English try and the motion of A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross-A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown (attempt, strive, try).

Production edit

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  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “T” handshape a few inches in front of the nondominant side of the chest, palm facing across. Posture the dominant hand in the “T” handshape a few inches in front of the dominant side of the chest, palm facing across.
    2. Pronate the hands while moving them forward to the next posture.
    3. Posture the nondominant hand in the “T” handshape about half arm’s length in front of the nondominant side of the chest, nondominant palm facing down. Posture the dominant hand in the “T” handshape about half arm’s length in front of the dominant side of the chest, dominant palm facing down.

Verb edit

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  1. to try

Noun edit

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  1. a try

Usage notes edit

This sign is more marked than the simpler sign A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross-A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown (attempt, strive, try).

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