ASLSJ Direction Letters


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The majority of people prefer to use their right hand for controlled activities.  "Handedness" is found in every culture, including Deaf culture.

Be careful to use your own dominant hand when trying to copy someone else's signing.

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yf4DiUhv = hungry

yf4 = C handshape (four fingers together and bent, thumb bent)

D = hand on chest

iU = palm facing in

hv = move hand down



cl4CDq< = lie

cl4 = bent-B handshape (four fingers together and bent, thumb spread out)

CD = hand on chin

(default palm facing nondom side)

q< = move hand with palm facing (nondom side)



yffUrtt     = no

yff = bent-N handshape (two fingers together and bent, thumb bent)

U = palm facing out

(change handshape)

rtt = closed-N handshape (two fingers together and bent, first finger touching thumb)



ylu4iU\oAz = finished

ylu4 = 5 handshape

iU\ = nondom and dominant palms facing up

oA = twist at wrists until nondom palm facing dominant side, dominant palm facing nondom side

z = repeat movement (shake hands several times)



ylu4iU\oz = finished (one-handed version)


ylu4 = 5 handshape

iU\ = palm facing up

o = twist wrist until palm facing nondom side

z = repeat movement (shake hand several times)



jn3lUq>q< = same as the other

jn3l = Y handshape

U = palm facing out

q> = move hand dominant side

q< = return hand back to starting position



jf4iUqD = have

jf4 = bent-B handshape

iU = palm facing in

qD = move hand onto body



rn4q<B = with

rn4 = A handshape

(default nondom palm facing dominant side, dominant palm facing nondom side)

q<B = move dominant hand to touch nondom-hand in same direction as the dominant-hand palm facing



jlu4qDz = fine, alright

jlu4 = 5 handshape

(default palm facing nondom side)

qD = move hand onto body

z = repeat movement (tap body several times)



jlu4qD~ = fancy, cool

jlu4 = 5 handshape

(default palm facing nondom side)

qD = move hand onto body

~ = wiggle fingers

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