V@Palm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp BentV@NearPalm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Illustrative of a biped jumping from the floor.

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL V@Palm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp JUMP 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 with the dominant hand at the palm of the nondominant hand, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing down.
    2. Bend the index and middle finger of the dominant hand while moving it a few inches up to the following posture.
    3. ASL BentV@NearPalm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp JUMP 2.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 “Bent V” handshape within a couple of inches of the nondominant palm, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing down.

Verb[edit]

ASL BentV@NearPalm-FingerDown-OpenB@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp JUMP 2.jpg (ASL gloss: JUMP)

  1. to jump