Handshape 3 represents the consonant phonemes /hhhhhhhhh, sssssssss, rrrrrrrrr/. It is typically introduced early in an introductory curriculum (often following handshape 5). Because it represents the phoneme /sssssssss/, it is important for pluralization (e.g., cats), possessives (e.g., Chip's), and verb agreement (e.g., he walks).
air, C, cease, ear, hairy, hare, hearse, her, here, hi, high, higher, hoe, horse, hour, house, how, or, our, race, rear, recess, rehearse, rice, row, rye, sauce, saucer, see, sew, sigh, so, sour, soy, who
base, best, Claire, crops, feast, fire, ghosts, green, grew, help, leased, must, red, roof, sail, same, scraped, skull, space, stairs, streets, strong, suit, through, tossed, trunks, whole
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