1@NearHand-FingerUp-1@InsideChesthigh-FingerUp 1@NearHand-FingerForward-1@DistalInsideChesthigh-FingerForward

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • The final location and orientation vary to indicate the direction and destination of the referent movement.

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL 1@NearHand-FingerUp-1@InsideChesthigh-FingerUp.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “1” handshape about half arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the chest, extended finger(s) of the nondominant hand pointing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape near the nondominant hand, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing up.
    2. Move both hands to the following posture.
    3. ASL 1@NearHand-FingerAside-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “1” handshape a comfortable arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the chest (with the elbow just slightly bent), extended finger(s) of the nondominant hand pointing forward. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape near the nondominant hand, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing forward.
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 Out 1 1
ASL 1@NearHand-FingerUp-1@InsideChesthigh-FingerUp.jpg
ASL 1@NearHand-FingerAside-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross.jpg
Out Out Down Down


Verb[edit]

ASL 1@NearHand-FingerAside-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross.jpg (ASL gloss: GO)

  1. to go; to move oneself to a specific location; to come

Usage notes[edit]

This is a directional verb. The final location and orientation indicate the direction or destination of the movement. For example, if a location in space off to the right side of the signer has been established to represent a particular restaurant, making this sign with movement and final pointing direction toward that location may translate as, “went to that restaurant.”

To emphasise the act of going rather than the direction or destination, the sign 1@NearFinger-FingerAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross CirclesMidline-CirclesMidline 1@NearFinger-FingerAcross-1@DistalCenterChesthigh-FingerAcross (going) may be used instead.

Conjugation[edit]

This sign is used to indicate that one or two individuals go somewhere. To indicate that more than two individuals go somewhere, the sign C@TipFinger-C@CenterChesthigh C@TipFinger-C@DistalCenterChesthigh is used instead.

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