S@Side Nod

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Immitative of a head nod, a cross-cultural gesture meaning yes.

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced often with the head nodding “yes”:
    1. ASL S@Side-PalmForward.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “S” handshape about half an arm's length in front of the shoulder, palm facing forward.
    2. Nod the hand at least once.
    3. ASL S@Side-PalmDown.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “S” handshape about half an arm's length in front of the shoulder, dominant palm facing down.

Interjection[edit]

ASL S@Side-PalmDown.jpg (ASL gloss: YES)

  1. yes

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