Open8@Chest-PalmBack Open8@Sternum-PalmBack

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently related to Open8@Sternum-PalmBack CirclesSurfaceContact (heart). The original location for this sign was apparently the left side of the sternum (in the figurative location of the heart). The Open 8 handshape is used in many signs associated with sensation, e.g. Open8@BackHand Contact (contact, touch).

Production[edit]

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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “open 8” handshape on the chest, dominant palm facing back.
    2. While maintaining contact with the chest, move the hand up to the following posture.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “open 8” handshape on the sternum, dominant palm facing back.

Verb[edit]

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  1. to feel
    (ASL gloss) YOU FEEL+ ALRIGHT? — “Do you feel alright?”
    NO, ME FEEL SO-SO. — “No. I feel so-so [not so good].”
  2. to sense
  3. (transitive) to think (something) without being certain; to believe tentatively; to feel that
    (ASL gloss) ME FEEL COMMUNICATION IMPORTANT. — “I feel that communication is important.”

Noun[edit]

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  1. feeling; sensation
  2. emotion
  3. motive