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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (with the “open B” handshape) OpenB@Chesthigh-FingerUp
  • (in various orientations corresponding to the location of the literal or figurative referent) FlatB@Left1Chesthigh-FingerUpPalmLeft1, FlatB@CenterChesthigh-FingerUpPalmForward, FlatB@Right2Chesthigh-FingerUpPalmRight2, ....


This sign uses the same handshape as all ASL possessives, e.g. FlatB@Chest-PalmBack (my, mine), and FlatB@Chesthigh-FingerUp RoundHoriz (their). Its location and orientation index the referent (the possessor).


right-hand open-B palm-out away from body right side of chest right-hand moves out
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the dominant hand in the “flat B” handshape about half an arm’s length in front of the chest, extended finger(s) of the dominant hand pointing up. The palm faces the literal or figurative location of the referent (the possessor).


Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: YOUR, HIS, HER)

  1. your; his; her; its


Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: YOUR, HIS, HER)

  1. yours; his; hers; its

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