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American Sign Language
- This sign may be produced in various orientations, often with the palm facing back.
From French Sign Language.
- This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
- Some people always sign the number 4 with the palm forward. For others, however, the palm faces back for the actual number 4 but the palm faces forward when used as a part of a longer number like 555-1234, as a time (e.g. four o'clock), and in certain other numeral-incorporating constructs.
- Like other single-digit ASL numerals, this sign is incorporated into several other signs to indicate a four instances. Several of the derived terms below show that numeral incorporation.
- This can also be used in classifier constructions to represent four upright individuals acting together.
- 4@Palm-FingerUp-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-FingerUp RoundSurfaceSmall 4@Palm-FingerForwardUp-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-FingerUp (“four minutes”)
- 4@Palm-FingerUp-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-FingerUp RoundSurface 4@Palm-FingerUp-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-FingerUp (“four hours”)
- 4@SideNeckhigh-FingerUp-Claw5@BaseForearm-PalmDown RoundVert 4@BaseForearm-FingerAcross-Claw5@BaseForearm-PalmDown (“four days”)
- 4@BasePalm-PalmDown-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp 4@Finger-PalmDown-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp (“four weeks”)
- 4@BackFinger-FingerAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-FingerUp 4@BackHand-FingerAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp (“four months”)
- 4@Chin RoundMidline 4@FromChin (“four years old”)