A cubby is a type of storage system common in classrooms of very
young children. The sign for a cubby is done by showing the sides
then the top and bottom of a cubby.
(Picture Credit: Kate Anderson of Springfield,
Notes: The first
time you do the "cubby" sign in a conversation I recommend doing the
sign somewhat large -- representational of the actual size of the
cubby to which you are referring. Then after your signing
partner is familiar with the topic for the rest of the conversation
you can do the sign smaller and more quickly.
Question: "When signing "cubby," in the first picture
(showing the sides) I notice that you have your left hand higher
than the right. Is that part of the sign?"
Answer: Ha! Um, not really, no. It is just because my brain
is/was anticipating the second part of the sign (showing the top and
bottom of the cubby) wherein my non-dominant hand is indeed higher
than my dominant hand. Here, I'll post it again but this time
I'll do the first part of the sign with my hands perfectly even. (No
need to be so particular about it though. Unless you are OCD.)
Note: Before you
ask, no it doesn't matter which hand is higher in the second part of
the sign. I do it that way because it is somewhat similar to
the sign for BOX. (Except BOX is
horizontal not vertical.)
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