American Sign Language
- 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.
Compare 1@RadialFinger-PalmDown-1@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown (“same”).
- This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
- in , nondominant index finger pointing across, forward, and optionally up. Posture the dominant hand in with the dominant hand at the back of the extended finger(s) of the nondominant hand, dominant index finger across the nondominant index finger.
- Move both hands apart to the following posture.
- about half an arm's length in front of and beside the chest. Posture the dominant hand in 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|
- (different): 1@RadialFinger-PalmDown-1@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown (“SAME”), Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside (“ALIKE”)