K@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmUp Nod

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American Sign Language[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently a mutation of V@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmAcross Sidetoside, following common ASL pattern wherein the V shape changes to the K shape. From the typical ASL practice of pointing to referents.

Production[edit]

right-hand K palm-up away from body right side of chest right-hand moves out and in repeatedly each time turning to
right-hand K palm-in
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “K” handshape within a few inches of the chest, in between the signer's chest and that of the other referent, the index finger pointing to chest of the other referent, palm up.
    2. Rock the hand back and forth so that the middle finger points back to the signer.

Pronoun[edit]

Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: THE-TWO-OF-US)

  1. the two of us; we two; us two; he and I; she and I; you and I; him and me; her and me; you and me

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