American Sign LanguageEdit
- (rotated with the knuckles facing toward the signer) A@Chest-TipBack Contact
- (with the “open A” handshape) OpenA@Chest-RadialBack
- (emphatic form, made with a large, quick motion, without the repeated contact) A@Chest-RadialBack
The same handshape as various signs indicating oneself, e.g. A@RadialFinger-1@Center-FingerUp (“oneself”), and the same location as other first person pronouns.
- This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
- 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 chest, radial (thumb-side) edge of the dominant hand facing back.
- Touch the back of the thumb twice against the chest.
- Hold the hand still briefly.
This sign indicates that the signer alone satisfies the sentence predicate. This pronoun and the related SELF-ONLY signs are only used as subjects.