V@NearCenterNosehigh-FingerForward-V@NearCenterChinhigh-FingerForward V@DistalCenterNosehigh-FingerForward-V@DistalCenterChinhigh-FingerForward

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

One of a many variations of V@NearNose-FingerBack V@FromNose-FingerForward (to see), presumably indicating a deliberate act by using two hands and facing only forward.

Alternative forms[edit]

Production[edit]

left-hand bent-V palm-out right-hand V palm-in left hand below from right-hand close to body in center of eyes left-hand moves out right-hand moves out
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  • This two-handed ASL sign has two postures:
    1. Form the “V” handshape with the dominant hand near the the eyes, extended fingers pointing forward, palm down. Form the “V” handshape with the weak hand near the mouth, extended fingers pointing forward, palm down.
      • Move both hands forward.
    2. Form the “V” handshape with the dominant hand a medial distance in front of the eyes, extended fingers pointing forward, palm down. Form the “V” handshape with the weak hand a medial distance in front of the mouth, extended fingers pointing forward, palm down.

Verb[edit]

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  1. to observe
    (ASL Gloss) ME OBSERVE HIM, FUNNY.
    "I observed him and found him to be funny."

Noun[edit]

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  1. observation