B@Sfhead-PalmForward B@FromSfhead-PalmForward

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (moving the hand repeatedly from side to side) B@Sfhead-PalmForward Sidetoside
  • The hand may be in various handshapes, including “flat B” (with the thumb at the side), “open B” (with the thumb extended), or “5” (spread fingers).
  • The hand may be lower, e.g. at neck height, and may move in smaller or larger arcs for nuanced meanings and levels of formality.

Etymology[edit]

Based on a casual salute, a cross-cultural gesture that often accompanies greetings like hello.

Production[edit]

right-hand open-B palm-left close to body right side of forehead right-hand moves out

Interjection[edit]

ASL FlatB@SideNeckhigh-PalmForward.jpg (ASL gloss: HELLO)

  1. hello; hi; greetings