OpenB@BackHand-PalmDown OpenB@BackWrist-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • The nondominant hand may assume various shapes, including “A”, “S”, “claw 5”, and “flat B”.
  • The dominant hand may proceed farther up onto the nondominant forearm.

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL OpenB@BackHand-PalmDown.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape with the dominant hand at the back of the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Draw the dominant hand back at a medium or slow pace to the following posture.
    3. ASL OpenB@Forearm-PalmDown.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape with the dominant hand at the back of the nondominant wrist, dominant palm facing down.
    4. Optionally continue moving the dominant hand farther up the nondominant forearm.

Adjective[edit]

ASL OpenB@BackHand-PalmDown.jpg (ASL gloss: SLOW)

  1. slow