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What are you doing?


What did you/they say?



This phrase is signed as: "SAY?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down). The rest of the words are implied with the facial expression, so it is only necessary to sign SAY in this phrase. And keep in mind that if you are referring to what someone else said, you will normally glance toward that person momentarily while signing this phrase.


What do you think?


What does that mean?



This is signed as "MEANING?" with the wh-word question facial expression. The rest of the words are implied with the facial expression, so it is only necessary to sign MEANING in this phrase.


What does your mother do on Easter Sunday?


What is your name?



This phrase is signed as: "YOUR NAME WHAT?" with the wh-question facial expression (eyebrows down).


What is your phone number?



This is signed as "YOUR PHONE NUMBER WHAT?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


What is your teacher's name?



This phrase is signed as: "YOUR TEACHER NAME WHAT?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


What time?



This is signed as "TIME?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down). In this phrase, the word WHAT is implied with the facial expression, so it is not necessary to sign it.


WHAT-do



This sign combines the signs WHAT and #DO to create WHAT-do or DO-DO and is used to ask questions like: "What are you doing?", "What do you do?", "What do I do?", or "Do what?"


WHATS-UP

The sign WHATS-UP is very common and is used to ask, "What's up?" or "What is happening?" To form the sign, take both hands in open 8 handshapes in front of you, palms in. Then, touch the tips of your middle fingers to your chest then move them both upward off your chest.


WHEN


WHERE


Where are you learning sign language?



This phrase is signed as: "YOU LEARN SIGN WHERE?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


Where do you live?



This is signed as "YOU LIVE WHERE?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


Where do you rank among your siblings?



This phrase is basically asking the question, "How old are you in relation to your siblings" (i.e. "Are you the oldest, middle, youngest, etc. child?"). The question is asked this way because your non-dominant hand is used to index siblings and children in order of age. The phrase is signed here as: "BROTHER SISTER, YOU POINT(non-dominant index)?" with "BROTHER SISTER" signed with the topical facial expression and with "YOU POINT(non-dominant index)?" signed with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


Where do you work?



This is signed "YOU WORK WHERE?" with the WH-Word question facial expression (eyebrows down).



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