FlatB@Chesthigh-FingerUp RoundHoriz

American Sign Language edit

Alternative forms edit

  • (with the “open B” handshape) OpenB@Chesthigh-FingerUp RoundHoriz
  • (in various orientations and arcs of various sizes corresponding to the locations of the literal or figurative referents) FlatB@Left1Chesthigh-FingerUpPalmLeft1 RoundHoriz FlatB@CenterChesthigh-FingerUpPalmForward, FlatB@Left2Chesthigh-FingerUpPalmLeft2 RoundHoriz FlatB@Right1Chesthigh-FingerUpPalmRight1, FlatB@Right2Chesthigh-FingerUpPalmRight2 RoundHoriz FlatB@Right3Chesthigh-FingerUpPalmRight3, ....

Etymology edit

This sign uses the same handshape as all ASL possessives, e.g. FlatB@Chest-PalmBack (my, mine), and FlatB@IpsiChest-FingerUpPalmAcross RoundHoriz FlatB@ContraChest-FingerUpPalmAside (our). Its locations and orientations index the referents (the possessors).

Production edit

     
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape about half an arm’s length in front of the chest, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing up. The palm faces the literal or figurative location of the referent (the possessor) farthest to the nondominant side of the signer.
    2. Slightly drop the hand and move it in an arc toward the dominant side of the body.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape about half an arm’s length in front of the chest, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing up. The palm faces the literal or figurative location of the referent (the possessor) farthest to the dominant side of the signer.

Adjective edit

Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: YOUR, THEIR, POSS-PL)

  1. your; their

Noun edit

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  1. yours; theirs

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