Meaning: An adult human female.
Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "10" handshape (handshape), palm facing left if right-handed (orientation), thumb on the cheek (location), move from cheek to the side of chest (movement) -> "5" handshape with the thumb on the side of the cheek.
Phonological variation: Dominant "5" handshape (handshape), palm facing left if right-handed (orientation), thumb on the cheek (location), move from cheek to the side of chest (movement).
Linguistics talk: This sign with the phonological difference from the other is an example of the assimilated form, specifically anticipatory assimiliation.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
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