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American Sign Language
- The fingers may flex and extend repeatedly for emphasis.
- The whole sign may repeat to indicate continuous or frequent doubt.
From BentV@Nose-PalmBack (“blind”)
- This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
- to doubt strongly
- (ASL Gloss) YOU RUN MORE FAST THAN ME, ME DOUBT.
- "I doubt that you can run faster than me."
This term expresses strong doubt. The spectrum of belief/doubt may be expressed in ASL as follows:
- certain: 1@Chin 1@FromChin
- likely/probable: OpenB@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp-OpenB@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp Upanddown-Upanddown
- unlikely: S@SideChesthigh-PalmDown-S@SideChesthigh-PalmDown Upanddown-Upanddown
- strong doubt: V@NearNose-PalmBack BentV@FromChin