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

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From initial letter T of the English word 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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