To express the concept of "Utah" just spell it out quickly.
I used to teach an "alternate" version for Utah that consisted of brushing your cheek twice with the fingertips of a "U" handshape.
I don't teach or promote that sign any more because the basic fact is most
native Deaf adult "Utahans" do NOT use that sign. Rather they tend to spell
it. (I know this for a fact because I grew up in Utah). The "U" on the cheek
version was "cute" since it was similar to the sign for "Mormon" which uses an "M" handshape
and a movement similar to the sign for
EXPERIENCE. It was easy to remember and "fun" to teach. But I simply
can't recommend it any more. Sorry. I'll show it to you here so you can see
what I'm talking about, and recognize it if someone around you uses it but I
encourage you to NOT use it yourself. Instead, spell out U-T-A-H.
UTAH (initialized version) (not recommended)
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