1@Mouth-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundMidline 1@BasePalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundMidline 1@TipPalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp

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American Sign Language[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL 1@Mouth-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “open B” handshape about half an arm's length in front of the center of the trunk (typically with the upper arm hanging straight down from the shoulder, the elbow bent at a right angle, and the forearm pointing diagonally ahead from the elbow), nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape at the mouth, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing up.
    2. ASL 1@Mouth-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundMidline 1@BasePalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundMidline 1@TipPalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
      Move the dominant hand in an arc upward, then forward, then down onto the base of the nondominant palm.
    3. ASL 1@BasePalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “open B” handshape about half an arm's length in front of the center of the trunk (typically with the upper arm hanging straight down from the shoulder, the elbow bent at a right angle, and the forearm pointing diagonally ahead from the elbow), nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape at the base of the nondominant palm, ulnar (little-finger-side) edge of the dominant hand down.
    4. Bounce the dominant hand up, then forward, then back down to the tip of the nondominant palm. Optionally bounce multiple times along the path from palm base to tip.
    5. ASL 1@TipPalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “open B” handshape about half an arm's length in front of the center of the trunk (typically with the upper arm hanging straight down from the shoulder, the elbow bent at a right angle, and the forearm pointing diagonally ahead from the elbow), nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape at the tip of the nondominant palm, ulnar (little-finger-side) edge of the dominant hand down.


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
1 Up
ASL 1@Mouth-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
Side Out
Close to Body
Center
of Chin
1 open-B Out
ASL 1@BasePalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
ASL 1@TipPalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
Side Up Down-Down
Touching on
Underside


Verb[edit]

ASL 1@Mouth-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundMidline 1@BasePalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundMidline 1@TipPalm-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg (ASL gloss: FALL-IN-LOVE)

  1. to fall in love