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Basic ASL ~ Basics 1 (2)

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Welcome back!

Now that you know the alphabet, let’s start with a simple greeting and introduction.


To say ‘hello’ in ASL, you put your hand up in a ‘closed finger 5’ position.

You can smile or leave your face straight. You can also make a B hand shape and salute the other person.

To say ‘my' or 'mine’ in ASL, you rest a flat, closed finger hand on your chest.

For the word ‘is’, you don’t sign a word, or fingerspell it. ASL, I believe, doesn’t use is or similar helping verbs. (PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG)

To say ‘name’ in ASL, hold your fingers on both hands in the letter ‘u’ in ASL, and tap twice. Move only one hand.

Finally, fingerspell your name. For me, I would use two ‘J’s. I’ll leave an image down below of the ASL alphabet. When you fingerspell, you sign the letters in order. For example, if my name was Harry, I would sign an H in ASL, then an A in ASL, and so on, until you reach the end of your name. This applies to other proper nouns, and company names, such as Amazon or Ebay.

Practice until your movements are smooth.


Thank you everyone!

Please upvote to keep this post seeable. If I have positive feedback, I’ll leave another lesson soon!

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If you can’t see the images, here’s a link to all of them: https://imgur.com/a/2YqPYzc

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18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sweilan1

The sign for "hi", "hello" is often made with a "B" hand shape is done in a salute; after all, it is a salutation.

Your sign for "my", "mine" is incorrect. It is done with an open hand.

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There are many ways to say different things - but I'll add those into the post.

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https://www.duolingo.com/sweilan1

I am very aware there are variations. But these are just wrong.

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May I ask about your background in ASL?

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https://www.duolingo.com/sweilan1

Deaf and have taught ASL courses. And yours?

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Haha, way less. I've just began learning. I'll change it.

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Hello JJ!!

Thank you so much for this course, I guess I can call it. I will definitely be using it!! :D

As far as I know ASL from Bill Vicar's videos, you're 100% correct.

Cheers!
off to look at post #1

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Thanks! I love your Afrikaans course btw.

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Thank you! Are you doing more?

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Yes! I have a lot more coming. I'll post about 2-3 a week.

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Whoop! Thank you so much. I'd really love to learn ASL. I only know a little. :D You've got a regular customer!

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https://www.duolingo.com/jace_maxx

Good job! :)

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Thanks!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Carinaloves_13

Thanks for doing this! Its really well done!

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https://www.duolingo.com/LittlemissLia

Thanks JJ :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_DragonFyre_

Is anyone else hoping that one day Duo will offer ASL. Maybe using a camera or a multiple choice exercise.

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Me!

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https://www.duolingo.com/_DragonFyre_

I know a few things. They are very random.

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