Describing shapes and locations

In addition to learning how to describe the shapes and sizes, now these videos show you how to describe the relative locations of the shapes, names, and/or numbers.

Remember the perspective is of the signer. The listener (you) should mentally reverse to match the image below each video.

First describe the shape. Tap the location twice and name it that is relative to the shape. When tapping, raise eyebrows. Watch facial grammar in the videos.

It is a good idea to practice on your own before looking at the answer. Play the video and watch. Write or draw down. Repeat the video if necessary. Compare your answer. One at a time.

describe shape in ASL

Watch how the reference point is established with the base hand to hold the location while the dominant hand describes. Observe the facial grammar when identifying the location by tapping with the finger.

describe shape in ASL

Watch how the reference point is established with the base hand to hold the location while the dominant hand describes. Remember that palm orientation faces the signer when telling a number between one and five.

describe shape in ASL

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