American Sign Language (ASL) Lesson 8: “I want…”
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
|Description of Action
|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.
|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.
|Point to self, mid chest.
|I (Signed English)
|Touch the “i” hand to the center of the chest.
|The letter “j” sign swings wide towards your mouth
|Using the thumb and index finger of the right hand, slightly pinch the skin between the thumb and index finger of the left hand.
|Using a right curved “v” hand, mimic piercing a potato (letting the left “s” hand represent the potato.)
|Using curved open hands, palms upward, mimic tossing a salad.
|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.
|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.
|Extend both hands forward, palms up. Move both open curved hands toward the chest several times, as if drawing in the desired object.
|The letter “W” signed at chin level.