PARTY

PARTY
English Equivalent: PARTY
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Is their a different way to do party?

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Savvy User Jessy Savvy Guest
Sunday, September 13, 2009

I was taught that party was with P-hands swayed back and fourth. Am I wrong?

Party with "P hands"

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Savvy User danee Savvy Guest
Monday, September 28, 2009

I was taught this way as well. As with many signs, there are variations. My teacher explained that the majority of variations occur because of the location of the signers. People in Las Vegas sign slightly different than people elsewhere!!!!

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Savvy User Thea Savvy Guest
Friday, April 23, 2010

I learned 'party' up over the head...like you're really partying! Unfortunately the gentleman doing the signing here looks like he's anything BUT a party animal! Expressing excitement should be part of the sign, unless you just hate parties :)

Party (as in birthday) VS Party (as in clubbing, partying)

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Savvy User Alice Savvy Guest
Thursday, June 17, 2010

My teacher told us there is a difference between the two. This sign, with the Y-hands (my teacher uses P-hands though) is for like a birthday party, or a homecoming party, etc. And this sign is for going out to party, dancing, clubbing, etc: One hand is flat, then other hand rubs (almost sideways) the top of the other hand. The hands are a bit to the side of your body, almost at face height.

Party

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zkrueger Savvy Guest
Saturday, September 11, 2010

I've seen a lot of versions of party, but mostly with P hands going back and forth.

Party sign using the P hand shape

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Savvy User Joyce Savvy Member
Friday, March 8, 2013

I was taught the P hand shape in Basic but my next instructor used the y hand shape and took points off if you used the P hand shape.
The Deaf people I have signed with used the P hand shape. I agree that as in the spoken language the way you pronouce something depends on where you are from and both would be correct

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