1@InFinger-PalmDown-OpenB@CenterChesthigh 1@InFinger-PalmUp-OpenB@CenterChesthigh

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Represents turning a key (represented by the dominant hand) to start something.

Production[edit]

left-hand open-B palm-left right-hand bent-D palm-left left-hand touching left side of right-hand away from body in center of chest left-hand stays while turning to right-hand stays while turning to
left-hand open-B palm-left right-hand D palm-up left-hand touching left side of right-hand
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  • (as a verb) 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. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape with the extended dominant finger or fingers in between those of the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Move the dominant hand by rotating it to the next posture while holding the nondominant hand still.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape with the extended dominant finger or fingers in between those of the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing up.
    4. Optionally repeat the move by twisting the dominant hand back and forth.
  • (as a noun) Produced as above, but with the final posture held briefly.


Verb[edit]

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  1. to start; to begin

Noun[edit]

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  1. start; beginning