B@RadialWrist-PalmForward-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Initialized (using handshape B) variation of less common sign S@RadialWrist-PalmForward-S@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside ‎(busy), apparently derived from S@NearBackWrist-PalmDown-S@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown UpanddownContact ‎(work; labor).

Production[edit]

left-hand B palm-down right-hand B palm-out left-hand touching outside of right hand away from body in center of chest left-hand stays right-hand moves left and right repeatedly
  • Note: The number of iterations and speed are variable and may be used for emphasis.
  • Stokoe: ɑBX

Adjective[edit]

B@RadialWrist-PalmForward-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside.png (ASL gloss: BUSY)

  1. busy
    (ASL gloss) YESTERDAY RESTAURANT BUSY
    “Yesterday, the restaurant was busy.”

Noun[edit]

B@RadialWrist-PalmForward-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside.png (ASL gloss: BUSINESS)

  1. business