1@Side-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the typical ASL method of referring to something by pointing to it (deixis).

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL 1@Side-PalmDown.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “1” handshape about half an arm's length in front of the shoulder, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Hold the hand still briefly.
  • The sign may also be produced with different palm orientations, but if the radial (thumb-side) edge of the hand faces up, this sign becomes a homophone for 1@InsideChesthigh-RadialUp ‎(you, he, she, it).
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
ASL 1@Side-PalmDown.jpg
Down


Adverb[edit]

ASL 1@Side-PalmDown.jpg (ASL gloss: THERE)

  1. there; in that location