OpenB@Forehead-PalmBack OpenA@FromSfhead-ThumbAside

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Suggests wiping something from memory and deleting it. Compare OpenA@Forehead-ThumbBack OpenA@BackThumb-ThumbAcross-OpenA@CenterChesthigh-ThumbAcross (to remember) and A@InsideChesthigh OpenA@SideSternumhigh-ThumbAside (to delete).

Production[edit]

right-hand open-B palm-in close to body in center of forehead right-hand moves right while turning to
right-hand open-A palm-in
  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape at the forehead, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Move the hand to the following posture while changing the handshape.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “open A” handshape several inches from the dominant side of the forehead, dominant thumb pointing toward the dominant side.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to forget