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 American Sign Language Series III Lesson 3: Question Words
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
October 2, 2001


Place the right l hand on the chin, touching with the thumb. Slightly move the index finger twice.
Wave your upward pointing index finger left and right as if panning the space before you.
who?
why?
where?



 
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Use the index finger of the right hand to pass over the palm of the left open hand (fingers tightly close) from the base of the index finger to the base of the little finger.
what? (as in "What do you mean?" or "I don't understand")
 
what? (like "What time?" or "What book?")



when
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. which
how
when?
which?
how?




Signs
Description of Sign Action


how
Place hands back to back in front of the chest area, hands slightly bent, palms downward. Knuckles will slightly touch. Revolve hands in and then upward until hands end in a position where palms are flat and turned upward.
what (as in 'what time?' or 'what book?')
Use the index finger of the right hand to pass over the palm of the left open hand (fingers tightly close) from the base of the index finger to the base of the little finger.
what (...do you mean?)
Slightly raise both palms up hands at your sides with a shrug of the shoulders.
when
Hold the left "d" hand in front of body, palm up. The right index finger moves in a clockwise motion around the left, then rests on the left index finger to symbolize the element of time.
where
Wave your upward pointing index finger left and right as if panning the space before you.
which
Alternately move vertical "a" hands up and down 2 or 3 times.
who
Place the right "L" hand on the chin, touching with the thumb. Slightly move the index finger twice.
why
Place fingers of the right bent hand on the forehead. Then move the right hand forward (palm turned toward the body) changing the formation into a "Y" hand as you move.

Continue to ASL Lesson 4: Common ASL/SE Phrases

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Submitted by:  © Elaine Ernst Schneider entered the classroom as a special education teacher in the 1970's. Since then, she has taught mainstream English Grammar, Literature, music K-12, deaf education, psychology, Algebra, creative writing, social studies, law, and science in both public and private schools. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum author for multiple educational publishers and is the managing editor of Lesson Tutor, a lesson plan website found at http://www.lessontutor.com. Her most recent books, 52 Children's Moments (Synergy Publications) and Taking Hearing Impairment to School (JayJo Books and the Guidance Channel) can be found at Amazon.com. She is currently working on a project with Pearson Prentice Hall as an author of an on-line teacher's professional development course for the Council for Exceptional Children.
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