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American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
Series 3 Lesson 10: Opposites
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
February 11, 2002

ASL sign for 'ask'
ASL sign for 'answer'
ask
answer

 
how to sign the word 'start'
finish
start
finish

 
break
how to sign 'fix'
break
fix

 
signing the word 'buy'
signing the word for 'sell'
buy
sell

 
ASL sign for 'remember'
'forget' in ASL
 remember
forget

 
'cry' in sign language
asl for 'laugh'
 cry
laugh

 
asl 'open'
'close' in asl
 open
close

 
how to sign 'go' in A.S.L.
'come' in A.S.L.
 go
come

 
enjoy
'dislike' in sign language
 enjoy
dislike


Signs
Description of Sign Action


answer
Move both index fingers form the mouth outward to suggest an answer coming out of the mouth.
ask
Place palms together, touching, hands flat, fingers together. Move hands in a backward arc toward the body.
break
Pantomine holding a stick as if intending to break it. Snap it in half sharply downwards.
buy
Place the right slightly bend hand in the palm of the left upturned hand. Then move the right hand out of the left, as if removing money from it.
close
Bring both "B" hands (palms forward, finger closed, and fingertips pointing upward) together.
come
Using "c" hands, make circular motions, left hand over right, and then right hand over left, drawing hands in toward the body.
cry Move index fingers down the cheeks alternately as if tracing tear drops.
dislike
1: Touch chest with longest fingers of right hand 2: Swing hand out and away from chest.
enjoy, pleased
Use right hand, flat, fingers together. Rub in a circular motion mid-chest.
finish
Hold both hands in front of the body (fingers spread apart) with palms facing upward. With a quick movement, flip hands to the outside, making palms face downward.
fix
Touch index fingers and thumbs of both hands, holding hands close together at that point. Then move hands alternately forward and back.
forget
Wipe the fingers of the open right hand across the forehead left to right, ending in an "a" hand, as if wiping something from the memory.
go
"G" hand pushes away from the body in front. "Shoo!"
laugh
Using both hands open, fingers spread, start near the corners of the mouth and move hands upward along the jawline several times.
open
Touch "B" hands together at the thumbs and index fingers. Then move hands outward to the left and right respectively.
remember
Touch the thumb of a right "a" hand to the center of the forehead, while holding a left "a" hand in front of the chest, thumb slightly higher than the rest of the hand. Move the right "a" hand from the forehead to rest on the thumb of the left "a" hand, indicating that information "stored" in the brain was retrieved and brought forth for active use.
sell
Move to "and" hands forward twice, as if moving sales merchandise from the counter and to the customer.
start
Rest index finger of right hand between the index finger and middle finger of left hand. Rotate the right finger in a left to right movement, as if turning a key.

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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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