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American Sign Language: "year" (advanced discussion)


Skilled ASL signers often do an abbreviated version of this sign.  In the abbreviated version, the right hand doesn't actually circle the left hand.  It simply makes a very small circle above the left hand then comes to rest on top of the left hand.

LAST YEAR, (the recent year)

Sideways view of  "recent year"

(or "one year ago")



"two years from now"  "in two years"

For this version, the left hand stays mostly stationary and the right hand comes down and whacks it.  The right hand changes from a fist to an index as it moves down to strike the left fist.

Animation:  annually

See: Animation:  3 years

Also see: YEAR

Also see: YEAR-"3 years ago"
Also see: ANNUAL

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