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American Sign Language:ASL Beginning and Basic Words 1

Updated on December 4, 2011

Deaf

Index finger points starting at the ear and ending at the mouth or vice versa.
Index finger points starting at the ear and ending at the mouth or vice versa.

Hearing

Index finger is held sideways in front of the mouth and does a circular motion.
Index finger is held sideways in front of the mouth and does a circular motion.

I or Me

Index finger points inward at the chest.
Index finger points inward at the chest.

My

Open palm faces the chest.
Open palm faces the chest.

You

Index finger points outward.
Index finger points outward.

Your

Open palm held outward.
Open palm held outward.

Name

Both hands have the index and middle fingers extended. One hand's fingers tap the top of the other hand's fingers.
Both hands have the index and middle fingers extended. One hand's fingers tap the top of the other hand's fingers.

Yes

A closed fist is held up and nods up and down.
A closed fist is held up and nods up and down.

No

Index and middle fingers open and close meeting with the thumb.
Index and middle fingers open and close meeting with the thumb.

Again

Left hand is held with an upward open palm, the right hand's fingers are put into the palm of the left.
Left hand is held with an upward open palm, the right hand's fingers are put into the palm of the left.

Nice

The top hand going outward slides across the held bottom hand.
The top hand going outward slides across the held bottom hand.

Meet

Hand are separated with Index fingers up. Held erect both hands come together, knuckles meet.
Hand are separated with Index fingers up. Held erect both hands come together, knuckles meet.

Sign Language

Index fingers are extended, hands move in an outward circle.
Index fingers are extended, hands move in an outward circle.

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