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GOAT: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "goat"

The sign for "goat" uses a bent-V handshape. Touch your chin, then touch your upper forehead.  The handshape starts and stays in a "bent-V" shape.  The movement is quick. 
Memory aid:  Think of a goat's beard and horns.



The sign is also produced with the handshape ending as "V" with the index and middle fingers extended.




Sure, at one time this sign probably used the sign OLD and then the sign "two horns pointing backward over the head." But the fact is, signs evolve and tend to become more simple, with fewer handshapes. Thus regardless of how this sign "was" done in the past, it is currently generally done (by adult native Deaf signers) using only "one" handshape.



Sample sentence: GOAT EAT ANYTHING? (Do goats eat anything?)





If you wanted to show the concept of GOAT MILK you could sign GOAT + MILK:




If you want to learn more animal signs, check out:




Also see: ANIMALS


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