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Make or Make Out?

Issues with Similar Sign Shapes can be caused by an unclear understanding of the 5 Parameters (as discussed in Tip #1) that go into each sign.

Any of the parameters may be similar or overlapping and may create issues for signers and interpreters. For example:

Make versus Make out involves differences in:


  • "make" signed with fists touching
  • "make out" signed with right wrist touching left fist & left wrist touching right fist
  • "make" signed moving fists right to left in opposite directions
  • "make out" signed with fists moving upward and downward