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Lesson Tutor: American Sign Language for the Deaf Lesson 8: I want…

  /  Lesson Tutor: American Sign Language for the Deaf Lesson 8: I want…

American Sign Language (ASL)  Lesson 8: “I want…”
By Elaine Ernst Schneider

I in American Sign Language
picture of how to sign 'want' using asl
water
I (SE)
want
I (ASL)
 water

 

eggs
bacon
spaghetti
salad
eggs
bacon
spaghetti
salad

 

potato
meat
juice
tea
potatoes
meat
juice
tea
Sign Description of Action
bacon Start with “u” hands facing each other about an inch apart. Move hands outward, wiggling the fingers slightly in a wavelike motion to simulate bacon frying.
eggs Touch “u” hands, the right middle finger resting gently on the left index finger. Then move hands outward and down as if cracking an egg and letting the contents spill into an imaginary bowl.
I (ASL) Point to self, mid chest.
I (Signed English) Touch the “i” hand to the center of the chest.
juice The letter “j” sign swings wide towards your mouth
meat Using the thumb and index finger of the right hand, slightly pinch the skin between the thumb and index finger of the left hand.
potatoes Using a right curved “v” hand, mimic piercing a potato (letting the left “s” hand represent the potato.)
salad Using curved open hands, palms upward, mimic tossing a salad.
spaghetti Begin with “i” hands facing each other, about an inch apart. Using the small fingers of the “i” hands, twirl small circles as the hands move outward.
tea Use the thumb and index finger of the right hand to mimic dipping a tea bag into the left “s” hand which represents a teacup. Slightly rotate the wrist as if “swishing” the tea bag in the hot water.
want Extend both hands forward, palms up. Move both open curved hands toward the chest several times, as if drawing in the desired object.
water The letter “W” signed at chin level.

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