V@NearNose-PalmBack BentV@FromChin

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • The fingers may flex and extend repeatedly for emphasis.
  • The whole sign may repeat to indicate continuous or frequent doubt.

Etymology[edit]

From BentV@Nose-PalmBack (blind)

Production[edit]

right-hand V palm-in close to body in center of eyes right-hand stays repeatedly each time turning to
right-hand bent-V palm-in
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “V” handshape between the eyes and tip of the nose, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Bend the extended fingers while moving the hand down and forward to the following posture.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “Bent V” handshape several inches from the chin, dominant palm facing back.

Verb[edit]

Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: DOUBT)

  1. to doubt strongly
    (ASL Gloss) YOU RUN MORE FAST THAN ME, ME DOUBT.
    "I doubt that you can run faster than me."

Usage notes[edit]

This term expresses strong doubt. The spectrum of belief/doubt may be expressed in ASL as follows: