From: "Antonio Heckstall"
My name is Antonio and I am 14. I am hard-of-hearing. I frequently use your
website as a resource for my ASL. I want to know what are the variations for the
sign "convince"? I know about the two hands in the B handshape, but what about
the one (or two) with the non dominant hand in a 1 handshape and the dominant in
a B? Are there 2 ways for this (one with the B doing a wavy motion behind the 1
and the other doing a chopping motion on the 1 handshape). Can you help me ASAP
because I don't want to continually do the wrong sign :).
Yes, there are a couple of variations of the sign "convince." Both the "two
handed chop" version and the "one-handed"chopping of the index finger version"
are good and well-accepted signs. I'm not sure what you are referring to
regarding a "wavy" movement. Perhaps you are referring to the sign
"butter-up" which in some ways means persuade and to some extent can mean
CONVINCE (2-handed "chop" version)
CONVINCE (1-handed "chop" version)