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American Sign Language: "east"
If you look at a map, east is to your right.
To do the sign for "east" hold up a palm-forward "E" hand and move it
toward the right.
As I show above, the sign for EAST is generally done to the right
but sometimes when giving directions, signers do "directionally
relative" signing in which they show directions relative to the
current starting and ending locations being discussed. For example,
suppose you were on a road trip with some friends (two cars) and you
stopped to get gas and the other driver asked you to clarify the
directions for the remainder of the trip. If you were facing east
(and you needed to go further east and then north) you might do the
sign for EAST by moving it forward (instead of the usual "to the
right") and then form an "N" and move it to the left (even though
NORTH is normally moved upward).
Left-handed signers: The direction signs: north, south, east, west,
all move the same regardless if you are right or left handed.
So, even if you are left-handed the sign "EAST" still moves to the
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