Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp-Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp 5@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-5@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From typical negative incorporation applied to Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp-Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp Claw5@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmUp-Claw5@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmUp (want).

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced typically with the head shaking “no”:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “claw 5” handshape about half arm's length in front of the nondominant side of the chest, nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “claw 5” handshape about half arm's length in front of the dominant side of the chest, dominant palm facing up.
    2. Twist the hands inward then down while opening the fingers in a gesture that suggests throwing something away.
    3. Posture the nondominant hand in the “5” 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 “5” 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. (transitive) not to want (something)

Antonyms[edit]