1@BackFinger-FingerAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross 1@SideChesthigh-1@SideChesthigh

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • The initial contact and movement apart may be repeated multiple times to indicate that the compared items differ in many ways.
  • The movement apart may be small or large to indicate that the compared items differ in a minor or significant way.

Etymology[edit]

Compare 1@RadialFinger-PalmDown-1@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown (same).

Production[edit]

  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL 1@BackFinger-FingerAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “1” handshape in front of the center of the chest, nondominant index finger pointing across, forward, and optionally up. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape with the dominant hand at the back of the extended finger(s) of the nondominant hand, dominant index finger across the nondominant index finger.
    2. Move both hands apart to the following posture.
    3. ASL 1@SideChesthigh-1@SideChesthigh.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “1” handshape about half an arm's length in front of and beside the chest. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape about half an arm's length in front of and beside the chest.
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
1 1 Oppose GUH Side
ASL 1@BackFinger-FingerAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross.jpg
ASL 1@SideChesthigh-1@SideChesthigh.jpg
Out Out
Touching wrapped
LUH Side


Adjective[edit]

ASL 1@BackFinger-FingerAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerAcross.jpg (ASL gloss: DIFFERENT)

  1. different

Antonyms[edit]