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Reflexive pronouns in sign language

Reflexive pronouns are pronouns that refer back to the subject of the sentence or clause.

In English, the reflexive pronouns either end in –self, as in the singular form, or –selves as in the plural form. The singular reflexive pronouns are: myself, yourself, him/herself, etc. The plural reflexive pronouns are: yourselves, themselves.

In American Sign Language (ASL), the reflexive pronouns have a different handshape from the personal pronouns and possessive pronouns. The handshape of the reflexive pronouns in ASL is usually the "thumb-up" form. Below are some examples of ASL reflexive pronouns.

yourself is singular.

ASL: myself

ASL: ourselves

ASL: itself

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