American Sign Language
This sign includes a classifier that indicates the type of object that is open and movement indicating the manner in which opening occurs. Some common forms with other classifiers and movements follow:
- (of a gate) FlatB@TipFinger-FingerAcross-FlatB@CenterNeckhigh-FingerAcross FlatB@NearSideNeckhigh-FingerBack-FlatB@CenterNeckhigh-FingerAcross
- (of a box) FlatB@Thumb-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh FlatB@SideShoulderHigh-PalmAcross-A@CenterChesthigh
- (of a book) FlatB@Palm-PalmAcross-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmAcross FlatB@Ulnar-PalmUp-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp
- (of a window) FlatB@Thumb-PalmForward-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmForward FlatB@CenterChinhigh-PalmForward-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmForward
Classifier FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmForward (“a flat object standing upright, i.e. a door”), ...-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmForward (“a flat object standing upright, i.e. a wall from which the door may swing”), plus swinging motion to illustrate the door swinging open.
- This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
- Posture the nondominant hand in about half an arm's length in front of the neck, . Posture the dominant hand in with the dominant hand at the thumb of the nondominant hand, .
- Swing the dominant hand along back to the next posture while holding the nondominant hand still.
- Posture the nondominant hand in about half an arm's length in front of the neck, . Posture the dominant hand in a few inches in front of the neck, over and just ahead of the shoulder, .
- (of a swinging door) open