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American Sign Language
The handshape and orientation are also used as a classifier for handling objects that can be picked up.
- This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
- about half an arm's length in front of and beside the chest, nondominant palm facing down. Posture the dominant hand in in , dominant palm facing down.
- Move both hands in parallel to the following posture.
- in , nondominant palm facing down. Posture the dominant hand in about half an arm's length in front of and beside the chest, dominant palm facing down.
- 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.
- (move something): (handler classifier constructions) FlatO-PalmDown
- (move one's residence): BentV@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmDown RoundMidline BentV@DistalInsideChesthigh-PalmDown