A@IpsiChest-RadialBack A@ContraChest-RadialBack

American Sign LanguageEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (rotated with the knuckes facing toward the signer) A@IpsiChest-TipBack A@ContraChest-TipBack
  • (with the handshape “open A”) OpenA@IpsiChest-RadialBack OpenA@ContraChest-RadialBack

EtymologyEdit

The same handshape as various signs indicating oneself, e.g. A@RadialFinger-1@Center-FingerUp (oneself), and the same location and movement as other first person plural pronouns, e.g. FlatB@IpsiChest-FingerUpPalmAcross RoundHoriz FlatB@ContraChest-FingerUpPalmAside (our).

ProductionEdit

right-hand open-A palm-left close to body right side of chest right-hand moves left
right-hand open-A palm-up
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in a shape similar to the “A” handshape (i.e. with the fingers together and curled into a fist, the thumb unopposed and closed) but with the tip of the thumb extended about an inch past the edge of the index finger on the dominant side of the chest, radial (thumb-side) edge of the dominant hand facing back.
    2. Posture the dominant hand in the same shape on the nondominant side of the chest, radial (thumb-side) edge of the dominant hand facing back.
    3. Hold the hand still briefly.

NounEdit

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  1. ourselves; only we; we and no one else

Usage notesEdit

This sign indicates that the group including the signer alone satisfies the sentence predicate. This pronoun and the related SELF-ONLY signs are only used as subjects.

Related termsEdit

  • A@Chest-RadialBack Contact (SELF-ONLY-1, I myself)
  • A@Chesthigh SmallFrontandback (SELF-ONLY, you yourself, he himself, she herself)
  • A@Chesthigh RoundHoriz (SELF-ONLY-PL, you yourselves, they themselves)
  • A@RadialFinger-1@Center-FingerUp (self, oneself)
Last modified on 18 May 2013, at 13:08