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#APT



For this sign, you just sign A-P-T like it is shown. This is called lexicalized fingerspelling and it has become the sign for APARTMENT.


ACROSS



ACROSS (2)


AIRPLANE


ANIMAL


APARTMENT



For this sign, you just sign A-P-T like it is shown. This is called lexicalized fingerspelling and it has become the sign for APARTMENT.


Are your parents Deaf?



This phrase is signed as "YOUR PARENTS DEAF?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up).


BALL


BARK



This sign refers to a dog barking.


BATHROOM


BEAR


BIBLE


BICYCLE


BIRD


BUS

This is #BUS - the lexicalized version of BUS and the more accepted ASL sign for this word.



BUS (2)



This is the initialized and more "Signed English" version of the sign #BUS.


Can you read lips?

This phrase is signed "YOU READ-LIPS YOU?" with the yes/no question facial expression (eyebrows up).


CAR


CAT


COW


DESERT


DOG



DOG (2)



This is #DOG - the lexicalized sign for DOG.


DORM


DOWN


ELEPHANT


ENGINE


ENTER


ENVIRONMENT


FLOOR


FLOWER


FOREST


FREEWAY


GAS


GIRAFFE


GLOBAL WARMING


GO


HERE


HOME


HORSE


HOUSE


How did you lose your hearing?



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


I have a question.



This phrase is signed as "I QUESTION" with an inquisitive facial expression.


I'm studying to be an interpreter.



This phrase is signed as a rhetorical question: "I STUDY WHY? BECOME INTERPRETER". The first part of the phrase uses the yes/no facial expression (eyebrows up) and the second part uses an affirmative facial expression.


I'm taking ASL classes.



This phrase is signed as "I TAKE-up ASL CLASS". This sign for TAKE is different from the sign you would use to indicate that you took (or got) something (i.e. TAKE-from).


IN


INTERSECTION


LICK FACE


LIGHT



This sign is used for the word "light" meaning a lamp or something that gives off light.


LION


MONKEY


MOTORCYCLE


MOUNTAINS


OCEAN


OFF

This sign refers to "off" as in "Get off the couch." Another way to sign this is the lexicalized #OFF sign. For turning off lights, for example, you would use the LIGHT-OFF sign with both hands in a 5 handshape palms facing down and moving to an AND handshape to show lights turning off.


ON


OUT


OUTSIDE


PARKING LOT


PLAINS


RAINFOREST


RAT


ROOM


SEARCHING


SNAKE


STREET


SWAMP


TELEPHONE


TIGER


TRAFFIC



TRAFFIC (2)


TRAIN


TREE


TWO LANE HIGHWAY


WALK


Where is the bathroom?



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


WITH


WITHOUT


Yes, please.



Signed as "YES PLEASE" with the affirmative facial expression.


Yes, thank you.



Signed "YES THANK YOU" with the affirmative facial expression.



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