A@Chest-RadialBack Contact

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The same handshape as various signs indicating oneself, e.g. A@RadialFinger-1@Center-FingerUp (oneself), and the same location as other first person pronouns.

Production[edit]

right-hand open-A palm-in close to body in center of chest right-hand moves in and in repeatedly
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in a shape similar to the “A” handshape (i.e. with the fingers together and curled into a fist, the thumb unopposed and closed) but with the tip of the thumb extended about an inch past the edge of the index finger on the chest, radial (thumb-side) edge of the dominant hand facing back.
    2. Touch the back of the thumb twice against the the chest.
    3. Hold the hand still briefly.

Noun[edit]

Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: MYSELF, SELF-ONLY-1)

  1. I myself; only I; I and no one else

Usage notes[edit]

This sign indicates that the signer alone satisfies the sentence predicate. This pronoun and the related SELF-ONLY signs are only used as subjects.

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