V@NearPalm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp Sidetoside

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Illustrative of a biped dancing over a floor.

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL V@NearPalm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp Sidetoside DANCE 1.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “open B” handshape about half an arm's length in front of the center of the trunk (typically with the upper arm hanging straight down from the shoulder, the elbow bent at a right angle, and the forearm pointing diagonally ahead from the elbow), nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “V” handshape within a couple of inches of the nondominant palm, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing down.
    2. ASL V@NearPalm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp Sidetoside DANCE 2.jpg
      Move the finger tips of the dominant hand from side to side by rotating the forearm repeatedly.

Verb[edit]

ASL V@NearPalm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp Sidetoside DANCE 1.jpg (ASL gloss: DANCE)

  1. to dance