BentB@Sfhead BentB@FromSfhead-PalmAside

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American Sign Language[edit]

  • The hand may optionally rotate so the palm ends facing forward and/or down.

Etymology[edit]

From a typical pattern of negative incorporation into the sign BentB@Sfhead (know).

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced optionally shaking the head “no”:
    1. ASL BentB@Sfhead BentB@FromSfhead-PalmAside 1.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “bent B” handshape at the dominant side of the forehead, near the temple.
    2. Twist the hand away from the head in a manner that suggests throwing away.
    3. ASL BentB@Sfhead BentB@FromSfhead-PalmAside 2.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “bent B” handshape several inches from the dominant side of the forehead, dominant palm facing toward the dominant side.

Verb[edit]

ASL BentB@Sfhead BentB@FromSfhead-PalmAside 2.jpg (ASL gloss: DONT-KNOW)

  1. not to know; to be unaware of

Antonyms[edit]