Body Classifier (BCL) is a type of classifier that refers to a part of the body within the frame of the signing area. E.g. arm, head, etc. Unlike BPCL (body part CL), it is used directly by the part of a body.
For example, hands "holding a person", tapping on a person's shoulder, etc.
The difference between BPCL and BCL is basically the use of a part of the body directly and indirectly.
For example, when a person nods using the head that is nodding, it is an example of BCL. On the other hand, when a person uses the dominant classifier handshape "S" that represents the head and this handshape moves nodding. It is an example of BPCL.
Learn the difference between CL and Body Part Classifier (BPCL).
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