Y@Palm-PalmDown-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp Sidetoside

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (with the nondominant handshape “Flat B”) Y@Palm-PalmDown-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp Sidetoside

Etymology[edit]

Apparently related to the sign Y@Palm-TipUp-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside (subway).

Production[edit]

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  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “open B” handshape in front of the center of the chest, nondominant palm facing up. Posture the dominant hand in the “Y” handshape with the dominant hand at the palm of the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Move the dominant hand from side to side across the nondominant hand while holding the nondominant hand still.

Proper noun[edit]

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  1. New York (the U.S. state)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This sign usually denotes the state of New York. It may occasionally denote the city, but the city is usually fingerspelled as #NYC.