Definition: used to refer to a person, object, idea, etc. that is separated from the speaker by space or time; used to refer to something that has been mentioned or was involved earlier, or to something that is already known about.
Pronunciation (production): Dominant "Y" (handshape), palm generally down (orientation), in space (location), moves downward (movement).
Grammar: The THAT sign may be inflected with the subject-determiner agreement.
Pronunciation (production): Dominant "Y" (handshape), palm generally down (orientation), moves downward (movement) onto the non-dominant flat-B with palm up (location).
Formal citation; the passive palm in this ASL sign is not frequently used, usually signing THAT without the passive hand. Signing THAT with the passive palm may be used in some circumstances. E.g. "IX-he TOLD ME THAT [emphasis]..." Or, "THAT's WHY".
Meaning: that (determiner).
This signed determiner "that" can be a general locative or a locative-specific agreement in a sentence.
In English, there are two determiners: "this" and "that" depending on the referents in a sentence. But, the determiner in ASL is locative specific to a referent.
The gloss for this sign is usually noted as "THAT-ONE". Literally, it's THAT-IX. A link to the post explaining this usage and complex explanation will be added shortly.
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