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ANOTHER: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "another"
 


 

The concept of "another" can be signed in various ways depending on context and your intended meaning.

 

If you mean "another" as in "other" then use the "OTHER" sign:

 

OTHER, else, another:


Compare with the sign for "TEN"

 

Example of TEN and OTHER in the same sentence:

 

I HAVE TEN OTHER IDEAS.

The sign IDEA has a casual version from the cheek.  Example: GOOD IDEA!

 


 

If you mean another as in "more" then use the sign "MORE."

 

MORE

 

ONE MORE

 

Version 1

 

Version 2

 

Version 3

 

 


 

If you mean "another" as in something extra or added to an existing amount then consider using the sign "ADD-to."

 

ADD-to

extra

plus

added

supplement

additional

"another"

 

 


 

If you mean "another" as in something that is not the same then use the sign DIFFERENT:

 

DIFFERENT

but

however

an other

unalike

disparate

dissimilar

 


 

If you mean "another" as in "new" then use the NEW sign:

 

NEW, fresh

 

 


 

Sometimes the meaning of "another" is included in your other signs, for example:

IX-[that-person, he, she, they] MOVE-MOVE-MOVE.

They kept moving to another place.

 

you-GIVE-THEY-[singular] (Hand it to an other person.)

 

 

 


 

English phrases such as "... another thing is that..." can sometimes be signed using the "ALSO" sign:

 

ALSO, too, as well,

 

Come back another day.

 

BACK-(lexicalized-directional) TOMORROW, OR-(fs) SOMEDAY, NOT TODAY.

 

 


 

If someone uses "another" in an idiomatic way -- just try to match the general meaning.

 

For example:  "If you think that,  you have another think (or thing) coming!"


Gloss:  YOU THINK THAT, YOU?  WILL WHIPLASH, OH-I-SEE, CHAGRIN!

 

There are usually many okay ways to interpret idiomatic expressions so stay flexible.

 


 

Sometimes another might mean "again." 

 

For example ...

Give it another try!

=

TRY AGAIN!

 


 

Another way, thing, or item

=

Index list second  of two.

 


 

Another discussion topic 

=

PUSH-ASIDE NOW I DISCUSS

 


 

 



Notes: 
 

If I want another piece of pie I'd sign "MORE PIE PLEASE."


If I need to talk about taking another class because my current selection is full, I would sign "THIS FULL, NEED (have to) ANOTHER CLASS."

 

 

Also see:

 

OTHER

MORE

ONE MORE

NEW

AGAIN

PUSH-ASIDE

ALSO

DIFFERENT

 
 




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