Open8@BackHand-PalmDown-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Open8@NearBackHand-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The dominant middle finger (the finger used in ASL to indicate the sense of touch/feeling) moves as though it feels something sharp.

Production[edit]

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  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “flat B” handshape in front of the center of the chest, nondominant palm facing down. Posture the dominant hand in the “open 8” handshape with the dominant hand at the back of the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Briefly hold the dominant hand in this posture. Hold the nondominant hand in this posture for the duration of the sign.
    3. Flick the dominant hand forward and slightly upward.
    4. Posture the dominant hand in the “open 8” handshape with the dominant hand near the back of the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing down.


Adjective[edit]

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  1. sharp