OpenB@Chin-PalmBack OpenB@FromChin-PalmUp

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a compound of OpenB@Chin-PalmBack-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp OpenB@Palm-PalmUp-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp (good) and the formal pronoun OpenB@SternumHigh-PalmUp OpenB@Trunkhigh-PalmUp (you, he, she), thus meaning literally, “you, sir (or madam), are good”.

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL OpenB@Chin-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape at the chin, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Move the hand forward and down to the following posture.
    3. ASL OpenB@FromChin-PalmUp.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “open B” handshape several inches from the chin, dominant palm facing up.

Verb[edit]

ASL OpenB@Chin-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: THANK-YOU)

  1. (directional) to thank (someone)

Inflection[edit]

  • In the final posture of the sign, the hand is extended out toward the object (the recipient of the thanks).