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Lesson Tutor: American Sign Language for the Deaf Lesson 7: I Like…

  /  Lesson Tutor: American Sign Language for the Deaf Lesson 7: I Like…

American Sign Language (ASL)  Lesson 7: ” I Like… “
By Elaine Ernst Schneider

I in American Sign Language
like
me
food
I (SE)
like
 I (ASL)
food

 

car, cars
plants
art
ASL 'books'
cars
plants
art
books

 

internet
football
movies
games
internet
football
movies
games
Sign Description of Action
art Use a right “i” hand to imitate drawing in the left upturned palm.
books You don’t judge a book by its cover. Palms together, fingertips up, then ‘open’ your hands, thumbs leading, to display the contents.
cars “c” hand hovers over left fist, then moves up imaginary steering column of car
food Using the right hand, touch fingers to thumb and move in a motion toward the mouth, as if taking food to the lips.
football Push a right “a” hand (thumb turned upward) outward twice across the left upturned palm of the left hand, as if kicking the football out of the left hand.
games Slightly touch the knuckles of both “a” hands.
I (ASL) Point to self, mid chest.
I (Signed English) Touch the “i” hand to the center of the chest.
internet Slightly spread fingers of both hands, palms facing, letting the middle fingers bend forward and almost touch. Turn hands in opposition.
like Place the right thumb and index finger against the chest as if picking lint from the shirt. Then pull the right hand away from the body, bringing the thumb and index finger together. Note: Some signers use the thumb and middle finger for this sign.
movies Hold the right hand, fingers spread, slightly behind the left hand, fingers closed and palm down. Move the right hand side to side to indicate film moving through a projector.
plants Hold a right “p” hand slightly behind the left hand. Draw the right hand upward, rotating the wrist to the rights, and letting the right hand’s fingers open, as if a plant is bursting forth through the soil.

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