Index:American Sign Language/AIS

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ASLSJSW I.PNG
ASLSJSW S.PNG
ASL signs by approximate starting dominant handshape
Zero Fingers in a Row I and S Group (I, Y (shaka); A, Open A, S)
One Finger in a Row D and T Group (1, D, Corna (1 and I), L, ILY (L and Y); T, G, Small C, Small O, Small flat O, X, Open X)
Two Fingers in a Row V and N Group (3, Bent 3, H, K, R, U, V, 2; Bent V, Open double X, Double X, N, Open N, Bent open H)
Three Fingers in a Row W and M Group (6, W; M)
Four Fingers, one bent or touching thumb F and O Group (9, F, Flat F, Open F, 8, Open 8, 7; O, Flat O, E)
Five Fingers in a Row 5 and C Group (4, 5, B, Flat B, Open B; Claw 5, Bent B, C, Flat C)

This index lists ASL signs that begin with the dominant hand making the index, middle, and ring fingers all closed into a fist, possibly extending the pinky finger (I, Y, S, A, open A) . See Appendix:Sign language entry names for details.


Handshape Group Location Movement Image Entry

Definition(s)

I-S Left-Right ASL Location Chest.png ASL A Move Right.png A@Side-PalmForward S@Side-PalmForward L@Side-PalmForward
  1. (Proper noun) American Sign Language; ASL
I-S Left-Right ASL Location Chest.png ASL A Move Right.png A@Center-PalmForward SevenVert
  1. (Proper noun) Albany, the capital of New York State
I-S Left-Right ASL Location Chest Touching Down.png ASL A Touching Down B Move Left.png ASL OpenA@Palm-ThumbDown-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp.jpg OpenA@Palm-ThumbDown-FlatB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp CirclesVert
  1. (Noun) page
  2. (Verb) to page through a book; to turn a the pages of a book
I-S Left-Right ASL Location Chest Hands Crossed LeftRight.png ASL A Touching Down Alternating Move Right.png ASL A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp 1.jpg A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp
  1. (Noun) anything
  2. (Noun) everything
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chest.png ASL A Move In.png A@Chest-RadialBack Contact
  1. (Noun) I myself; only I; I and no one else
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chest.png ASL A Move Out.png A@Chesthigh SmallFrontandback
  1. (Pronoun) you yourself; he himself; she herself; it itself; only you; only he; only she; you, he, she, or it and no one else
  2. (Pronoun) (describing the characteristics of someone) you; he; she
I-S In-Out ASL Location UpperArm.png ASL S Move In.png S@NearBaseForearm-PalmUp Frontandback S@BaseForearm-PalmUp
  1. (Noun) drug (watch video)
  2. (Noun) coke (the beverage); Coca Cola
  3. to do drugs
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chest Hands Apart RightLeft.png ASL A Hand Apart RightLeft Both Move Out.png OpenA@SideChesthigh-PalmAcross OpenA@DistalSideChesthigh-PalmAcross
  1. (Interjection) good luck.
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chest Hands Apart RightLeft.png ASL A Hands Apart RightLeft Alternating Move In.png OpenA@InsideChesthigh-ThumbBack-OpenA@InsideChesthigh-ThumbBack CirclesMidline-CirclesMidline
  1. (Verb) (theater) to act in a play; to perform drama
  2. (Noun) (theater) play; show; act; theatrical performance
  3. (Noun) drama (the art)
  4. (Noun) (figuratively) drama; dramatic situation in real life
  5. (Noun) actor; actress
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chest Hands Apart RightLeft.png ASL S Hands Apart RightLeft Alternating Move Out.png S@SideChesthigh-PalmAcross-S@SideTrunkhigh-PalmAcross CirclesMidline-CirclesMidline
  1. (Noun) A jog.
  2. (Noun) A run.
  3. (Verb) To jog.
  4. (Verb) To run.
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chest Touching Down.png ASL A touching down 1 Move Out.png ASL A@RadialFinger-PalmAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown.jpg A@RadialFinger-PalmAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Frontandback
  1. (Verb) to practice
  2. (Noun) practice; repetition of an activity to improve skill
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chin.png ASL A Move In.png A@Mouth-ThumbBack Contact
  1. (Noun) secret
  2. (Noun) privacy
  3. (Noun) confidentiality
  4. (Noun) secrecy; concealment
  5. (Adjective) secret
  6. (Adjective) private
  7. (Adjective) classified; confidential
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chin Right.png ASL A Move Out.png OpenA@Jaw-ThumbBack OpenA@NearCheek-ThumbUp
  1. (Adverb) tomorrow
  2. (Noun) tomorrow
I-S In-Out ASL Location Chin.png ASL Y Move In.png ASL Y@Chin-PalmBack.jpg Y@Chin-PalmBack
  1. (Adjective) wrong; incorrect
I-S In-Out ASL Location Forehead.png ASL A Move In.png ASL A@Forehead.jpg A@Forehead 5@Chest-ThumbBack
  1. (Noun) man
I-S In-Out ASL Location Forehead.png ASL A Move In.png ASL OpenA@Sfhead.jpg OpenA@Sfhead OpenA@BackThumb-ThumbAcross-OpenA@CenterChesthigh-ThumbAcross
  1. (Verb) to remember
I-S In-Out ASL Location Forehead Right.png ASL I Move Out.png I@Sfhead-PalmBack I@NearSfhead-PalmBack
  1. (Verb) to suppose
  2. (Adverb) if; used to introduce a supposition or a conditional clause
  3. (Adverb) hypothetically; used to introduce a hypothesis
  4. (Adverb) as if; as though; metaphorically
I-S Left-Right A OpenA@SideChesthigh-PalmForwardThumbDown-OpenA@InsideChesthigh-PalmForwardThumbDown CirclesVert-CirclesVert
  1. (Noun) chemistry
  2. (Noun) science
I-S Left-Right S S@NearSide-PalmForward Sidetoside
  1. (Proper noun) Seattle
I-S Left-Right S S@Side-PalmBack CirclesHoriz
  1. (Adverb) Saturday
I-S Left-Right S S@Side-PalmForward CirclesVert
  1. (Noun) Saturday
I-S Left-Right Y ASL Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside 1.jpg Y@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown Sidetoside
  1. (Adjective) similar; same; alike (watch video)
  2. (Verb) (transitive, with an identified subject and a yet-to-be-identified object) to be like (something); to seem the same as (something); to be similar to (something)
I-S Left-Right Y Y@Palm-PalmDown-OpenB@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp Sidetoside
  1. (Proper noun) New York (the U.S. state) (watch video)
I-S Left-Right Chest A A@Chest-PalmBack CirclesVert
  1. (Adjective) sorry; penitent
  2. (Noun) sorrow; penitence; regret
  3. (Noun) apology
  4. (Verb) apologize
  5. (Verb) regret; repent
I-S Left-Right Chest A A@IpsiChest-RadialBack A@ContraChest-RadialBack
  1. (Noun) ourselves; only we; we and no one else
I-S Left-Right Eyes 5 ASL 5@NearCheek-PalmBack RoundVert OpenA 1@NearJaw-PalmBack 2.jpg 5@NearCheek-PalmBack RoundVert OpenA@NearJaw-PalmBack
  1. (Adjective) beautiful; handsome
  2. (Noun) beauty
I-S Rotate A A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross-A@NearInsideChesthigh-PalmAcross A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown-A@InsideChesthigh-PalmDown
  1. (Verb) to attempt; to strive; to try
  2. (Verb) to persist
  3. (Noun) an attempt; an effort; a try
I-S Rotate S ASL S@Side-PalmDown.jpg S@Side Nod
  1. (Interjection) yes
I-S Rotate Y ASL Y@Side.jpg Y@Side Twist
  1. (Adjective) yellow
I-S Up-Down A A@Center-PalmForward SevenVert
  1. (Proper noun) Albany, the capital of New York State
I-S Up-Down A A@InsideShoulderhigh-PalmBack-FlatB@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmDown Frontandback
  1. (Verb) to saw
I-S Up-Down A A@Sternumhigh-PalmDown-A@Sternumhigh-PalmDown A@Chesthigh-PalmDown-A@Chesthigh-PalmDown
  1. (Adjective) able
I-S Up-Down A ASL A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp 1.jpg A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp
  1. (Noun) anything
  2. (Noun) everything
I-S Up-Down A OpenA@NearPalm-ThumbUp-OpenA@CenterChesthigh-ThumbUp RoundVert OpenA@FromUlnarPalm-ThumbAcross-OpenA@CenterChesthigh-ThumbUp
  1. (Adjective) each (watch video)
I-S Up-Down S ASL Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp-Claw5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp.jpg S@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp-S@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp 5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp-5@InsideChesthigh-PalmUp
  1. (Adjective) many
  2. (Adjective) (interrogative) how many?
I-S Up-Down S S@Sternumhigh-PalmDown-S@Sternumhigh-PalmDown S@Chesthigh-PalmDown-S@Chesthigh-PalmDown
  1. (Verb) (auxiliary verb) can, may
I-S Up-Down Chin S ASL S@FromChin.jpg S@Chin S@FromChin
  1. (Adjective) old
  2. (Noun) age
I-S Up-Down Forehead 1 ASL A@Palm-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp.jpg 1@Sfhead-PalmDown A@Palm-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp
  1. (Verb) to fall asleep