1@Sfhead-PalmDown A@Palm-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Illustrative of 1@Sfhead-PalmDown (think, thoughts) shutting down.

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced with the head dropping and eyes closing along with the dominant hand:
    1. ASL 1@Sfhead-PalmDown.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape at the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple, dominant palm facing down.
    2. ASL 5@InsideNosehigh-PalmDown-5@InsideTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “5” handshape about half arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the trunk, nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “5” handshape aside and in front of the nose, dominant palm facing down.
    3. ASL A@Palm-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “A” handshape in front of the center of the chest, nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “A” handshape with the dominant hand at the palm of the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing down.
    4. Hold both hands briefly in this posture.
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
ASL 1@Sfhead-PalmDown.jpg
Down
Close to Body
GUH Side
of Forehead
5 5 Down A A
ASL 5@InsideNosehigh-PalmDown-5@InsideTrunkhigh-PalmUp.jpg
ASL A@Palm-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp.jpg
Down Up Down Up
Touching on
Underside


Verb[edit]

ASL A@Palm-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp.jpg (ASL gloss: FALL-ASLEEP)

  1. to fall asleep