Open8@NearChest-PalmBack 8@NearChest-PalmBack Claw5@FromChest-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From typical negative incorporation into the sign Open8@NearChest-PalmBack 8@FromChest-PalmBack (to like).

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced with a “no” headshake or an expression of distaste:
    1. ASL Open8@NearChest-PalmBack DISLIKE 1.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “open 8” handshape within a few inches from the chest, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Draw the hand forward from the chest while closing the thumb and middle finger.
    3. ASL 8@FromChest-PalmBack DISLIKE 2.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “8” handshape several inches from the chest, dominant palm facing back.
    4. Twist the hand downward while releasing the middle finger.
    5. ASL Claw5@FromChest-PalmDown DISLIKE 3.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “claw 5” handshape several inches from the chest, dominant palm facing down.

Verb[edit]

ASL 8@FromChest-PalmBack DISLIKE 2.jpg (ASL gloss: DONT-LIKE)

  1. to dislike; not to like