When producing signs in
American Sign Language the
meaning may be different than
that of written English.
The order in which you are using
each ASL sign will be different
since ASL is not the same as English
|MY||NAME||After signing my name, now use |
the manual alphabet to spell out
your first name.
|When introducing yourself make eye contact |
with the person. This is a very important part of using American Sign Language.
|While using the signs nice and meet, it is ok to smile. ||NICE|
|Make sure when practicing the ASL signs you are comfortable with the different handshapes and movements.|
Any subtle change in either will change the meaning of the sign.
|Just like other languages, |
If you do not practice you will not
retain the practice information.
In class I use the example
of playing a sport or a musical instrument. Most of us cannot sit at the piano and master it the first time. You need to practice.
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