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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (with the “open B” handshape) OpenB@Chest-PalmBack


This sign uses the same handshape as all ASL possessives, e.g. FlatB@Chesthigh-FingerUp (your, his, her, its), and FlatB@IpsiChest-FingerUpPalmAcross RoundHoriz FlatB@ContraChest-FingerUpPalmAside (our, ours). Its location indexes the first person (the signer).


right-hand open-B palm-in close to body in center of chest
  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL FlatB@Chest-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape on the chest, dominant palm facing back.


ASL FlatB@Chest-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: MY, POSS-1)

  1. my


ASL FlatB@Chest-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: MY)

  1. mine

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