American Sign LanguageEdit
- (at different heights, depending on the final location of the preceding sign) OpenB@SideForeheadhigh-OpenB@SideForeheadhigh OpenB@SideChesthigh-OpenB@SideChesthigh
Presumably illustrates a person by outlining his or her torso.
- This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
- Posture the nondominant hand in about half an arm's length in front of and beside the chest. Posture the dominant hand in about half an arm's length in front of and beside the chest.
- Move both hands down to the following posture.
- Posture the nondominant hand in in . Posture the dominant hand in in .
- Hold both hands still briefly.
- (appended to certain signs, especially those specifying an occupation or geographical area) -er; person who has (the specified occupation) or lives in (the specified area); used to form an agent noun or demonym
- This is one of the very few suffixes in ASL. It is not used as productively by most native ASL signers as -er is by English speakers.
- 5@InFinger-5@CenterChesthigh CirclesHoriz OpenB@SideChesthigh-OpenB@SideChesthigh OpenB@SideTrunkhigh-OpenB@SideTrunkhigh (“American”)
- (rare in most areas) individual