Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside 1.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “Y” handshape about half arm's length in front of the dominant side of the chest, dominant palm facing down. The ulnar side of the hand or the little finger itself should be pointing toward the first object or reference location.
    2. Move the dominant hand side-to-side (toward the second object, then back toward the first, then back toward the second).
    3. ASL Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside 2.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “Y” handshape about half arm's length in front of the dominant side of the chest, dominant palm facing down. The radial side of the hand or the thumb itself should be pointing toward the second object or reference location.
    4. Hold the dominant hand briefly in this posture.
GUH Hand LUH Hand LUH Move GUH Move GUH Hand LUH Hand
GUH Palm LUH Palm Second Second GUH Palm LUH Palm
GUH Position LUH Separation Third Third
Y LUH Side-LUH Side
ASL Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside 1.jpg
ASL Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside 2.jpg
Down


Adjective[edit]

ASL Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside 1.jpg (ASL gloss: SAME-AS)

  1. similar; same; alike

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ASL Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside 1.jpg (ASL gloss: SAME-AS)

  1. (transitive, with an identified subject and a yet-to-be-identified object) to be like (something); to seem the same as (something); to be similar to (something)
    YOUR FAMILY LIKE WHAT? — “What is your family like?”
    • 2009, Michael DiMartino, Addicted - Sign Language - CaptainL0ver (“Captainl0ver interpreters Kelly Clarkson's song Addicted”), 0:29:
      YOU SUPPOSE LIKE DRUG. — “It's like you're a drug.”
  2. (with two identified subjects) to be alike; to seem the same; to be similar

Inflection[edit]

The forms given above, with side-to-side movement, are used with subjects located at or referenced from opposite sides of the signer. For objects located at or referenced from other locations, the ulnar edge of the hand and the thumb point toward those locations and the hand moves between them: