A@Sternumhigh-PalmDown-A@Sternumhigh-PalmDown A@Chesthigh-PalmDown-A@Chesthigh-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From initial letter A of the English word able, using a movement similar to the ASL sign S@Sternumhigh-PalmDown-S@Sternumhigh-PalmDown S@Chesthigh-PalmDown-S@Chesthigh-PalmDown (can).

Production[edit]

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  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “A” handshape Sternumhigh, nondominant palm facing down. Posture the dominant hand in the “A” handshape Sternumhigh, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Move the hands downward firmly a short distance.
    3. Variations may double this movement.

Adjective[edit]

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  1. able