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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Two-handed, iterative form of FlatO@Mouth-PalmBack (food, eat).

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL FlatO@Mouth-PalmBack-FlatO@NearMouth-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “Flat O” handshape within a few inches from the mouth, nondominant palm facing back. Posture the dominant hand in the “Flat O” handshape at the mouth, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Move both hands alternatingly forward and back to the mouth.
    3. ASL FlatO@NearMouth-PalmBack-FlatO@Mouth-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “Flat O” handshape at the mouth, nondominant palm facing back. Posture the dominant hand in the “Flat O” handshape within a few inches from the mouth, dominant palm facing back.

Verb[edit]

ASL FlatO@Mouth-PalmBack-FlatO@NearMouth-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: EAT durative)

  1. (durative) to eat (for a period of time)

Noun[edit]

ASL FlatO@Mouth-PalmBack-FlatO@NearMouth-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: FOOD repetitive)

  1. buffet

Adjective[edit]

ASL FlatO@Mouth-PalmBack-FlatO@NearMouth-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: EAT characteristic)

  1. (characteristic) gluttonous