Open8@Chin-PalmBack Open8@NearSideChinhigh-PalmForward

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumptuously, it's a transformation of a sign 'Good' to 'Luck' in this backward order.

Luck <--- Bastardized the word "Fortune" to "Luck" <--- Fortune <--- Good <--- (Alternative #1) Rewarding for speaking correctly hence the gesture for "You speak correctly, good!" (Alternative #2) A gesture for warm air out of mouth which indicate that it's "good". (Alternative #3) Affordable to buy food. Mouth for food to eat, hand downward for a gesture of holding a bag of money.

Look at each international sign language for the transformation of the word "Good".

French: "Bon" - http://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/10/14618.mp4

Spanish: "bueno" - http://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/5/14611.mp4

Ukrainian: "добро" - http://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/31/110480.mp4

Polish: "dobry" - http://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/19/59015.mp4

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 at the chin, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Turn the hand at the wrist to face outward and slightly to the side of the face.


Noun[edit]

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  1. luck

Adjective[edit]

Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: LUCKY)

  1. lucky; fortunate

Derived terms[edit]