Handshape: Both right and left hands in a "five"
handshape. Fingers and thumb spread, relaxed, (not straight) Location: Mid-torso, in front of you, a foot or so apart from each
other. Orientation: You palms are facing up. Movement: Each hand moves horizontally outward and back in a
couple of times. The movement is only a couple of inches at most.
Non-Manual Marker: "wh" furrowed eyebrows.
Interpretations: Used for the general concept of
Example: EAT HUH? = "What do you want to eat?"
Inflections: A larger movement could indicate exasperation as
in, "What now!?!?"
Can be signed with one hand as a casual way of saying "hmmm?" As in,
"What did you need?" or "What can I do for you?" --in
response to someone's having gotten your attention.