B@TipForearm-PalmBack B@Forearm-PalmBack B@BaseForearm-PalmBack

American Sign LanguageEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (move just one step to indicate single improvement) B@Forearm-PalmBack B@BaseForearm-PalmBack
  • (move many steps to indicate iterative improvement) B@TipForearm-PalmBack B@Forearm-PalmBack B@Forearm-PalmBack B@BaseForearm-PalmBack
  • (move in repetitive circle to indicate continual or frequent improvement) B@Forearm-PalmBack CircleMidline B@Forearm-PalmBack CircleMidline B@Forearm-PalmBack
  • (move short distance to indicate minor improvement) B@Forearm-PalmBack B@BaseForearm-PalmBack
  • (move long distance to indicate major improvement) B@TipForearm-PalmBack B@BaseForearm-PalmBack B@UpperArm-PalmBack B@Shoulder-PalmBack

ProductionEdit

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL B@TipForearm-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “B” handshape at the tip (wrist end) of the nondominant forearm, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Move the dominant hand in an arc to the next posture.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “B” handshape at the nondominant forearm, dominant palm facing back.
    4. Move the dominant hand in an arc to the next posture.
    5. ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “B” handshape at the base (elbow end) of the nondominant forearm, dominant palm facing back.
GUH Hand LUH Hand LUH Move GUH Move GUH Hand LUH Hand
GUH Palm LUH Palm Second Second GUH Palm LUH Palm
GUH Position LUH Separation Third Third
B B In
In Down Up-Up
Touching on
Underside

VerbEdit

ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: IMPROVE)

  1. (transitive) to improve (something); to enhance
  2. (intransitive) to improve; to become better; to augment

AdjectiveEdit

ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: IMPROVED)

  1. improved; enhanced

NounEdit

ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: IMPROVEMENT)

  1. improvement; enhancement
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 22:33