OpenB@SternumHigh-PalmUp OpenB@Trunkhigh-PalmUp

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same handshape as the other formal ASL pronouns and same location and orientation as the other non-first person pronouns.

Production[edit]

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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape with the finger tips pointing toward the sternum of the referent, dominant palm facing up.
    2. Move the hand down to the following posture.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape with the finger tips pointing toward the trunk of the referent, dominant palm facing up.
    4. Hold the hand still briefly.

Pronoun[edit]

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  1. (formal) you; he; she; him; her

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