Keywords: yourselves, themselves

Sign Definition

As a Pointing Sign

1. If the sweep of the point includes two or more people the signer is addressing, the sign is used immediately before or after a verb to mean the people the signer is talking to did the action of the verb alone (i.e., without anyone else present) or without the help of anyone else (i.e., they are responsible for the action). English = yourselves.
2. If the sweep of the point includes two or more people the signer is addressing, the sign can be used immediately before or after a verb to mean the action of the verb was done by the people the signer is addressing to the very same people and not by anyone or anything else, i.e., the sign makes the verb reflexive. English = yourselves.
3. If the sweep of the point does not include a person the signer is addressing, the sign can be used immediately before or after a verb to mean people or things the signer is talking about (i.e., not the signer or the person they are talking to) did the action of the verb alone (i.e., without anyone else present) or without the help of anyone else (i.e., they are responsible for the action). English = themselves
4. If the sweep of the point does not include a person the signer is addressing, the sign can be used immediately before or after a verb to mean the action of the verb was done by people or things the signer is talking about to the same people or things and not by anyone or anything else, i.e., the sign makes the verb reflexive. English = themselves.