Signs for THIS

Meaning: Used to identify a specific person or thing close at hand or being indicated or experienced; referring to a specific thing or situation just mentioned.

This sign (pointing to the base palm) is a formal citation as a standalone word, but in reality, it's rarely used in signing.

This/it (a determiner in ASL). This determiner is locative, which means that in sentences, spatial reference is variable.

A common determiner in ASL signing is the handshape "Y" for either "this" or "that". And, the other common sign is "THAT-ONE" (a gloss that it's not really "ONE").

A gloss symbol for "ONE" is IX (indexing).


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