1^o-f@IpsiChest-FingerBack RoundHoriz 1^o-f@ContraChest-FingerBack

American Sign LanguageEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (shifted toward the dominant side to indicate that the non-first-person members are literally or figuratively on the dominant side of the signer) 1^o-f@IpsiChest-FingerBack RoundHoriz 1^o-f@Chest-FingerBack
  • (shifted toward the nondominant side to indicate that the non-first-person members are literally or figuratively on the nondominant side of the signer) 1^o-f@Chest-FingerBack RoundHoriz 1^o-f@ContraChest-FingerBack

EtymologyEdit

From the typical ASL method of referring to a group by pointing to it with a sweeping motion.

ProductionEdit

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL 1@IpsiChest-FingerBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the bent variation of the “1” handshape on the dominant side of the chest, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing back.
    2. Move the hand in a horizontal arc forward then to the nondominant side.
    3. ASL 1@ContraChest-FingerBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the bent variation of the “1” handshape on the nondominant side of the chest, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing back.
    4. Hold the hand still briefly.
  • To indicate that the non-first-person members of the group are literally or figuratively located somewhere, the signer may lean his or her body and shift the contact point toward that location.
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
bent-1 LUH Side
ASL 1@IpsiChest-FingerBack.jpg
ASL 1@ContraChest-FingerBack.jpg
In Out-Return
Close to Body
GUH Side
of Chest

PronounEdit

ASL 1@ContraChest-FingerBack.jpg (ASL gloss: US, WE, PRO-PL-1, PRO-PL→1)

  1. we; us

Usage notesEdit

This sign is used when the number of people in the group is large or unknown. For small groups (depending on the signer, groups sized two through five or two through nine, including the signer), specific signs like K@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp Nod (the two of us) and 3@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the three of us) are typically used instead.

Related termsEdit

  • FlatB@IpsiChest-RadialBack RoundHoriz FlatB@ContraChest-UlnarBack (our)
  • OpenA@IpsiChest-TipHandBack RoundHoriz OpenA@ContraChest-TipHandBack (ourselves)
  • A@IpsiChest-RadialBack RoundHoriz A@ContraChest-RadialBack (we only)
  • 1^o-f@Sternum-FingerBack (me)
  • 1@Left1Chesthigh-FingerForward 1@Right1Chesthigh-FingerForward (them, you all)

See alsoEdit

  • K@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp Nod (the two of us)
  • 3@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the three of us)
  • 4@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the four of us)
  • 5@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the five of us)
  • 6@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the six of us)
  • 7@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the seven of us)
  • 8@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the eight of us)
  • 9@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesHoriz (the nine of us)
Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 00:25