1@Jaw 1@Chin

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduction of obsolete sign 1@Ear 1@Mouth B@RadialHand-PalmForward-B@CenterNeckhigh-PalmForward (hearing and speaking are closed), hearkens to the then-acceptable manualist term, Deaf-mute.

Production[edit]

right-hand D palm-left close to body right side of eyes right-hand moves down with right-hand moving out
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape with the index finger touching the jaw.
    2. Hold the hand still briefly.
    3. Move the hand so the index finger touches the dominant side of the chin.
    4. Hold the hand still briefly.

Adjective[edit]

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  1. deaf

Noun[edit]

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  1. deaf person