OpenB@TrunkHigh-PalmUp RoundHoriz

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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 plural 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 trunk of the member on one side of the referent group, dominant palm facing up.
    2. Move the hand in a horizontal arc to the following posture.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape with the finger tips pointing toward the trunk of the member on the opposite side of the referent group, dominant palm facing up.
    4. Hold the hand still briefly.

Pronoun[edit]

Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: YOU-FORMAL, THEY-FORMAL, THEM-FORMAL, PRO-FORMAL-PL)

  1. (formal, plural) you; they; them

Usage notes[edit]

  • This sign may be used to introduce honored or esteemed guests.

Related terms[edit]