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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).


Where is the bathroom?



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


WHICH



The sign WHICH can be used to ask questions such as, "Do you want a red or green shirt?" You can see an example of the sign WHICH in the video above. He asks, "Is the chair under your desk or is it in the dining room?" and signs, "WHERE CHAIR? CL:1(index left) DESK CL:1(index right) DINING ROOM WHICH?)whq" WHICH is normally signed last in questions such as these. When using WHICH to ask a wh-question, make sure use the wh-question facial expressions (eyebrows down).


WHITE


WHITE (race)


WHO


Who do you live with?


Who is your teacher?



Here is the phrase "Who is your teacher?" in ASL. Notice the signs that are used in this phrase. This phrase is actually signed as: "YOUR TEACHER WHO?" with the wh-word question facial expression (eyebrows down).


WHY


Why are you learning sign language?



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


WIFE


WIN


WIND



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