A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross-A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably possible origin for "go on, I permit you" or "shoo-shoo" type of gesture; Which to gives permission in letting go; Combined with letter indicates many meanings yet relevance. Let, allow, way, permit, try, play, chance, bet, effort, free, independent.

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Particularly: “Is this from FlatB@NearInsideChesthigh-FingerForwardDown-FlatB@NearInsideChesthigh-FingerForwardDown FlatB@InsideChesthigh-FingerForward-FlatB@InsideChesthigh-FingerForward (let, allow, way)?”

Production[edit]

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  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “A” handshape a few inches in front of the nondominant side of the chest, palm facing across. Posture the dominant hand in the “A” handshape a few inches in front of the dominant side of the chest, palm facing across.
    2. Pronate the hands while moving them forward to the next posture.
    3. Posture the nondominant hand in the “A” handshape about half arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the chest, nondominant palm facing down. Posture the dominant hand in the “A” handshape about half arm's length in front of the dominant side of the chest, dominant palm facing down.

Verb[edit]

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  1. to attempt; to strive; to try
  2. to persist

Noun[edit]

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  1. an attempt; an effort; a try

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