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Signing Numbers and Time Signs
Morphemes in ASL
Sentence Structure, Hand Shapes, and Simplicity
Facial Expressions
Contrastive Structure and Spacial Agreement
Signing Numbers and Time Signs
Classifiers in ASL

Numbers and Time in ASL

When signing certain numbers, there is a special rule you must follow: for the numbers 67, 68,69, 76, 78, 79, 86, 87, 89, 96, 97, and 98, you must flick your wrist out if the numbers digits go from a high to low, and you flick your wrist in the numbers digits go from low to high.

When signing events and time, ASL uses Time-Topic-Comment structure.

Signs with time indications or time periods are found in the beginning of the sentence.

Words such as tomorrow, yesterday, today, last month, next month, weekend, etc.


1) Today, I go store.

2) Week-past, car I wash.

3) Weekend, we go movie