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American Sign Language[edit]

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The handshape and orientation are also used as a classifier for handling objects that can be picked up.



ASL FlatO@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown-FlatO@SideChesthigh-PalmDown FlatO@SideChesthigh-PalmDown-FlatO@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown.jpg (ASL gloss: MOVE)

  1. (transitive) to move (something)
  2. (intransitive) to move one's residence


  • This is a directional sign so it begins and ends in various locations to indicate the source and destination of the movement.
  • The palm is oriented to face the surface on which the moved object rests. For example, if the object is a picture hanging on a wall, the palm is oriented vertically, parallel with the wall.