American Sign Language (ASL) Lesson 6 : I will…
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
|Sign||Description of Action|
|by||Touch the back of a slightly curved left hand (palm facing inward) with the palm of the slightly curved right hand.|
|dance||Move the right “v” hand right to left several times, across the upturned palm of the left hand.|
|go||“G” hand pushes away from the body in front. “Shoo!”|
|I (ASL)||Point to self, mid chest.|
|I (SE)||Touch the “i” hand to the center of the chest.|
|phone||Hold a “y” hand to the side of the head, much as you would a telephone receiver.|
|sit||Using “h” hands, “sit” the right “h” hand on the top of the left “h” hand, palms facing downward.|
|sleep||Hold a semi open hand in front of your eyes, then close them gradually as you bring them down, to mimic closing your eyes.|
|stand||Place a right “v” hand vertically in the left upturned palm of the left hand.|
|will (verb)||Place the “w” hand on the right side of the face, index finger lighting touching the chin to the right of the mouth. Move hand straight forward, palm facing to the left, as if to indicate a future time that is ahead of you.|
|with||Bring both hands together as “a” hands, touching palms at the end of the motion.|
Try these combinations in sentences:
1. I will phone you.
2. I will dance with you.
3. I will stand by you.
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