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American Sign Language:   "adult" / "tall"



ADULT / tall:
Let's compare "grow up" with a variation of that sign that we will call: ADULT.
This version of ADULT can also mean "tall." (Or more specifically, one of the versions for the sign for "tall.")
Hold a bent hand near the side of your head and then move it up (and a bit forward) quickly.

ADULT / TALL-[bent-hand-version]


For another version of "tall" see: TALL



ADULT-[initialized-version]-[not-recommended]

This is an initialized version of "parent" based on mother/father, boy/girl locations.  It uses the letter "A" to represent the idea of "adult."  Many d/Deaf people use this version, but your local teacher might consider it to be "signed English" so use this version with caution.


Note:  If you replace the "A" with a "T" it can mean "teenager."  Some people feel that using the "T" means the sign is "Signed English" and that you should instead sign teenager by signing "young." 
 



RAISED / grow up:
Show the person getting taller. Use a smooth relatively quick movement.


 



 




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