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ASL Numbers 1-10


NUMBERS 1- 5:
When done as casual, isolated signs, numbers "1 through 5" are typically produced palm-back by native Deaf adult signers. For example, if someone asks you how many brothers you have and you have "2" then you would reply by holding up the number 2 with the palm facing backward.

However, the palm should be forward when doing a two-or-more-digit number such as "53," or a series of numbers such as a phone number, the time of day, ages, and if you are trying to emphasize a point. Tip: During class sign however your local teacher wants you to for your grade. Out of class pattern your signing on local native Deaf adult signers.

#'s 1 through 5:
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NOTE:  When done as part of a series, numbers 1 through five are generally done palm forward.  For example, numbers such as a phone number, an identification number, a social security number, etc. are generally all done palm forward.
 When we are signing a series of numbers (such as a phone number) we do the numbers 1 through 5 palm forward. 

 

We also do 1 through 5 palm forward when they are part of multiple digit numbers such as "51."
Using the same hand you would show a 5 and then a 1 (very quickly).

 


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Numbers [general discussion and notes] 

Numbers 1-10  /  11-20  /  21-30  /  31-40  / 41-50100-900  / 1000 and up  /  Fractions  /  Discussion


Various examples:  100  /  1000000  /  1000 variation  /  1000 variation  /  100 "c" variation  /  200  /  2000  /  23  /  2,397  /  25  /  300  /  34   /   35   /   400   /   40s   /   41-50   /   500   /   600   /   700   /   800   /   900


Also see:  Numerical Incorporation



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