Indigenous signs for cities in Taiwan (台湾)

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Explanation of glossing system used
(to understand how I describe the signs in this dictionary)

Fengyuan (丰原)
DH [1], PO down, runs finger across FTs (held together) of NDH [F], PO up, FO away.1

Kaohsiung (高雄)
(2h)[L:], FOs up, rubs thumbs against temples.1

Taichung (台中)
DH [1], PO away, FO up, is held behind and touches NDH [G], FO > DS. [< the sign CHUNG - "center" which also resembles the ideogram ("character") for that word.]1

Tainan (台南)
(1) [B], PO down brushes chin 2x with thumb side.1 (2) Thumb of [bO^] is held against DS nostril while opening to [L].1

Taipei (台北)
(2h)[L], POs > signer, FOs up, tap pinkie sides together 2x. [< sign for "north" which also resembles the ideogram (character) for that word.]1

List of sources cited

1. Native signer informant (name lost), personal communication, 1990.