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Speaking With Hands: ASL

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Keziah Padden

on 12 March 2013

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Speaking with Hands An Introduction to Sign Language What is Sign Language Why use Sign Language Who Uses Sign Language The Alphabet Numbers The Manual Alphabet Let Finger-Spell Sign Language is a language expressed through hands, body language, and facial expressions to replace the vocal expressions To provide a structured form of communication for those who have some type of hearing loss. Those who have trouble speaking vocally will use Sign Language. There is a growing trend of teaching babies and toddlers Sign Language so communication is easier between them and their parents. Sign Language is used among those who have some sort of hearing loss.
These people formed a community of Deaf people all across the world.
Although each group of people will have a different form of sign language suited to their area’s dialect.
Here in America, the national sign language is American Sign Language:
ASL Before most people can begin signing, they learn the manual alphabet which is commonly known as finger-spelling.

Finger-spelling is used when the speaker is unsure or doesn't know the sign for the word he is trying to get across Now your age. Rule of Thumb: When talking about age, tap the side of your chin before signing the number. Try finger-spelling your name. My name is K-E-Z-I-A-H P-A-D-D-E-N Everyday Signs Sorry Please My age is 17 Basic everyday signs that you can use in and out of the class. When using everyday signs, use your dominate (writing) hand to lead. There are no plural forms for signs. Your open hand, palm facing in, rubs your chest in a circular motion. Rotate your fist, either flat or with the thumb lying on top of the closed fingers, palm facing in, over your heart with a repeated circular motion. With Manner Thank You Move the fingertips of your open hand, palm facing in, fingers together and pointing up, forward from your mouth then down, ending with your hand angled up in front of your chest. Hello Bring your flat hand, palm facing out, to your temple then move outward with a kind of side-way motion Good-Bye Quiet Bathroom/Toliet Hurt/Pain Thirsty Sick Boy Girl Everyday Signs Brush the thumb of your flattened fist, palm facing left, down the cheek with a double movement. Start with the flattened C hand at the fore head then bring your thumb and fingers together to form a flattened O -hand. Repeat movement. Imagine touching the visor of a cap. Help With both hands in front of your body, place the pinky finger side of a flattened fist on top of the other hand, palm flat and facing up. Raise both hands up at the same time. It looks as if the flat hand is helping to lift the other one up. Bend the fingers of your open B-hand, palm facing out, up and down with a repeated movement. Yes No Understand Hold a closed hand near your forehead, palm facing in, then flick your index finger up with a quick movement. Shake your S-hand, palm facing forward, at the wrist with a repeated up and down movement. Tap your index and middle finger on your thumb with a double movement. You can also bring your index and middle fingers down to your thumb with a quick decisive movement to show a more firm or definitive meaning. With hands open flat, cross them together in front of your lips. Pull them down and away from each other.

Can also press your index finger to your lips. I/Me Point to yourself with your index finger You Point to the person that you're talking to Why Starting with the fingertips of the open B-hand, palm facing in, at your forehead, change to a Y-hand as you move your hand forward from the head. Furrow your brow and use a questioning facial expression. He/She/It Point off to the side to signal that you are talking about someone else. Mine/My With an open hand, tap your chest to show possession Yours With an open hand, point it toward the person you're talking to His/Hers/Its With an open hand, point it off to the side to signal another person's possession Them/They With you index finger, point to the side and move back and forth in an arch. Theirs With an open hand, point to the side and move back and forth. Feel With the middle finger sticking out, point to the center of your chest and move up and down several times. Starting with the middle fingers of both 5-hands bent forward, palms facing in, simultaneously touch the middle finger of one hand on your forehead and the other on your stomach Put your hands in front of you with your index fingers extended and slightly apart. Move the index fingers toward each other with a slight twisting motion two times. Sign can also be done by tapping the tips of the index fingers together twice. Make the sign near the location of the pain to show where it hurts Start with your hand in front of your shoulder, palm facing out. Close your hand with your thumb sticking out between the index and middle fingers and shake it from side to side twice Move your extended index finger down the length of your neck.
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