American Sign Language edit

Alternative forms edit

  • (with the “open B” handshape) OpenB@Chest-PalmBack

Etymology edit

This sign uses the same handshape as all ASL possessives, e.g. FlatB@Chesthigh-FingerUp (your, his, her, its), and FlatB@IpsiChest-FingerUpPalmAcross RoundHoriz FlatB@ContraChest-FingerUpPalmAside (our, ours). Its location indexes the first person (the signer).

Production edit

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
      Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape on the chest, dominant palm facing back.

Adjective edit

  (ASL gloss: MY, POSS-1)

  1. my

Noun edit

  (ASL gloss: MY)

  1. mine

Related terms edit