OpenB@Sfhead Y@FromSfhead

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL Y@Sfhead.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape at the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple.
    2. Move the hand away from the head while closing the index, middle, and ring finger.
    3. ASL Y@FromSfhead.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “Y” handshape several inches from the dominant side of the forehead.
  • When used interrogatively, the sign is produced with furrowed eyebrows, squinted eyes, head tilted, and a very small headshake (i.e. pivoting slightly from side to side, not nearly so much as that of a “no” gesture).
  • When used in a rhetorical question, the sign is produced with raised eyebrows and the head tilted slightly.
GUH Hand LUH Hand LUH Move GUH Move GUH Hand LUH Hand
GUH Palm LUH Palm Second Second GUH Palm LUH Palm
GUH Position LUH Separation Third Third
open-B Out Y
ASL Y@Sfhead.jpg
ASL Y@FromSfhead.jpg
In In
Close to Body
Center
of Forehead


Adverb[edit]

ASL Y@FromSfhead.jpg (ASL gloss: WHY)

  1. why

Conjunction[edit]

ASL Y@FromSfhead.jpg (ASL gloss: WHY)

  1. because; since; (rhetorically) why
    (ASL gloss) ME WAIT FOR PULL-ONE-CLOSE[you→me] WHY ME DROOL HORNY YOU MAKE-LOVE-TO-EACH-OTHER __ME-FORMAL__hn
    “I've been waiting to pull you close to me because I've been dying for us to make love.”