Extend right index finger, palm up. Move formation forward slightly, turning to palm down.
Make a cradle with both arms. Move them as though rocking a baby.
Extend right little finger, palm left. Move formation forward slightly.
Place palms down, index fingers touching. Move apart in opposing arcs, turning so blades touch, palms up.
Place open right hand on side of head. Tilt head slightly.
Extend right index finger and thumb. Place under chin. Open and close finger and thumb, twice.
Form fist with thumb extended. Move thumb tip in small circle on back of relaxed left hand.
Form "C" with index finger and thumbs of both hands, palms forward, hands touching. Move formation apart. Close fingertips and thumbs.
Place blades of open hands together. Close and open formation.
Extend right index finger. Rub side of finger forwards and backwards across the chin, twice.
Move blade of open right hand across palm of open left hand in a sawing movement.
Form right fist. Place formation above relaxed left palm. Move right formation in circles towards mouth and away from body, twice.
uakana, teina, tungāne
Form fists with both hands. Rub fists up and down, twice.
Form fist with both hands, palms up. Move formation as if driving a bus.
Move fingertips of right hand along lower palm of open left hand, twice.
Bounce tips of fingers and thumb of cupped right hand on back of left hand, twice.
Form fists with both hands, palms facing. Move formation as if driving a car.
Stroke back of open left hand with fingers of open right hand, palm down.
Place fingertips of open right hand, bend at third knuckles, blade forward, into palm of open left hand. Move formation down slightly.
Sweep right fingers, palm down, along left palm. Twice.
Form fists with both hands. Move right fist in small anti-clockwise circles above left fist.
Form fists with both hands. Place at sides of chest. Move formation in quick, short sideways movements, several times.
Extend crooked right index finger, palm up. Move formation in an arc towards centre of chest. Use directionality.
Extend index and middle fingers of both hands. Move in an alternate circular motion toward the mouth.
Move open right hand in clockwise circles over left palm.
Hit thigh with open right hand, twice.
Sign "baby" without movement of the arms.
Place left fingernails on the hell of open right hand, blades down. Tap back of left hand with fingers, twice.
Form right handed "C", palm left, blade down. Tilt up and forward as if drinking.
Form right fist, palm down. Move in clockwise circles above left palm.
Place tips of right fingers onto ball of right thumb. Tap formation on chin, twice
Extend right index finger. Move along left index finger and up side of left thumb.
Fingerspell "F" quickly, twice.
daddy dad papa
Mime wiping brow with right hand.
Form right fist. Place formation slightly below and in front of chin. Inhale as if smelling flowers.
Extend right index, middle, and ring fingers. Jab into palm of open left hand, twice.
Extend right index finger. Stroke left check with side of finger, twice
Move open hands, palms up, forward simultaneously, in shallow arc. Use directionality.
Form right handed "C", palm left, blade down. Place with stress in front of body
Place open right hand, palm back, blade down at chest. Move forward to palm forward. Use directionality.
Form right fist with thumb extended, palm left. Formation can be moved forward with stress.
mōrena, ata mārie
Sign "good". Then tap fingertips of slightly cupped right hand on left lapel and move to right lapel.
Use natural gesture.
Hold both hands palm forward, as if feeling heat.
Open right hand, fingers separated, palm forward. Move in small arc from centre chest to right.
Place right fingertips on chin. Turn hand quickly to palm down, while moving hand forward, stopping with stress.
Place open hands, fingers together, blade forward. Move fingertips apart to trace the roof and walls of a house.
Extend right index finger. Point to self.
Form right fist. Place formation in front of chin. Twist from wrist towards chin, twice.
Extend right little finger. Form "O" with left thumb and fingers. Place right little finger into left and and then move up slightly.
Extend both index fingers, blades down. Move right formation backwards and forwards on left formation.
Place right fingernails on ball of right thumb. Place formation at eye level at right side of face, palm down. Flick hand open.
Place extended right index and middle fingers, slightly apart at corner of right eye. Move formation forward. Use directionality.
Place right hand with fingers and thumbs opposed, in front of chin. Move across chin from right to left.
Place relaxed right fist under chin. Close fist while moving down from chin
Form right fist. Open and close fist, moving down slightly, twice.
Fingerspell "M" quickly, twice
mummy mum mother mama
Move open right hand, palm forwards, with stress from centre of chest to right. Used for all negative statements e.g. don't eat - sign "no eat"
Extend right index finger, palm down. Move in a clockwise circle above open left palm.
Move fingertips of open right hand forward from chin. Use both hands for stress. Use directionality.
thank you thanks
Extend right index and middle fingers. Move in small circles over left palm, touching palm twice.
Hold both hands with fingers and thumbs opposed. Place left fingers withing right formation. Move formation from right to left in front of chin.
Bounce slightly cupped right hand above head, twice.
uakana, teina, tuahine
Tap side of crooked right index finger on bridge of nose, twice.
Place open right hand,palm down, on back of open left hand. Move formation down, slightly.
Place open right hand on side of head. Close eyes. Tilt head slightly.
Form right fist, as if holding a spoon. Move in small forward circles in front of chin.
Place tips of extended right index and middle fingers, slightly apart, onto palm of open left hand.
Form right fist, as if grasping a spoon. Shake formation back and forth.
Place open hands together, palms down. Move hands apart, then turn to palms facing and move downwards.
Place right index finger onto ball of right thumb, other fingers extend and slightly spread. Move formation to mouth.
Form "C" with index fingers and thumbs of both hands. Place fingertips on head with thumbs on temples to represent the ears of teddy.
Extend right little finger and thumb. Place formation at right side of head.
Fingerspell "T" then "V"
Extend right index finger. Bounce finger downwards in front of body, twice. Use directionality.
Tug right ear slightly with right thumb and index finger.
Hold right hand, fingers spread, palm forward and bent at elbow. Rock wrist slightly.
horoi, kaukau, tāpu
Mime washing the appropriate part of body.
Extend right index finger, palm forward. Move formation from side to side, twice. Use placement and directionality.
Open both hands and simultaneously move each from side to side, twice.
Move right hand, palm back, from chest to eye level and then down again.
Place open right hand beside right side of face, palm back. Bend fingers toward shoulder.
Form right fist. Move up and down from wrist twice.
Extend right index finger. Point forward or toward person concerned. Use directionality.