1@NearCheek-1@NearCheek X@NearCheek-X@NearCheek

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative of using a camera to take a photograph.

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL 1@NearCheek-1@NearCheek.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “1” handshape near the nondominant cheek, extended finger(s) of the nondominant hand pointing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape near the dominant cheek, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing up.
    2. Squeeze both index fingers into hooks.
    3. ASL X@NearCheek-X@NearCheek.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “X” handshape near the nondominant cheek. Posture the dominant hand in the “X” handshape near the dominant cheek.
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 1 Parallel Flap X X
ASL 1@NearCheek-1@NearCheek.jpg
ASL X@NearCheek-X@NearCheek.jpg
Side Side Side Side
Close to Body
GUH Side
of Eyes


Verb[edit]

ASL 1@NearCheek-1@NearCheek.jpg (ASL gloss: PHOTOGRAPH)

  1. to photograph; to take a picture

Noun[edit]

ASL 1@NearCheek-1@NearCheek.jpg (ASL gloss: PHOTOGRAPH)

  1. photograph