Open8@Finger-TipUp-Open8@CenterChesthigh-TipUp Contact

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Etymology[edit]

Suggests two things touching each other. The handshape Open 8 is the ASL shape typically associated with touch. Compare Open8@BackHand-PalmDown Contact (touch).

Production[edit]

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  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “open 8” handshape in front of the center of the chest, tip (opposite end from the wrist) of the nondominant hand facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “open 8” handshape with the dominant hand at the extended finger(s) of the nondominant hand, tip (opposite end from the wrist) of the dominant hand facing up.
    2. Hold both hands still briefly.
    3. Tap both middle fingers together two or more times.
    4. Hold both hands still briefly.

Verb[edit]

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  1. to contact
    1@Sternum-FingerBack Open8@Finger-TipUp-Open8@CenterChesthigh-TipUp Contact OpenB@Chest-PalmBack X@Finger@PalmDown-X@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp X@Finger@PalmUp-X@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Y@InsideSternumhigh-PalmBack-Y@InsideSternumhigh-PalmBack Y@InsideTrunkhigh-PalmBack-Y@InsideTrunkhigh-PalmBack D@Thumb-FingerUp-D@CenterChesthigh-FingerUp Contact 1@Sfhead-FingerContact 1@NearSfhead-PalmForward FlatO@Mough-FingerBack Contact BentB@BackHand-PalmDown-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown
    (ASL gloss) ME CONTACT MY FRIEND TODAY MEET HIM FOR DINNER.
    "I contacted my friend today to meet him for dinner."

Noun[edit]

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  1. contact

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