In this unit sample, you will learn American Sign Language pronouns.
Personal pronouns in ASL are signed by pointing with your index finger toward a person, object, or referent. A referent is used when a person or object is not present.
In the video below, the various personal pronouns will be demonstrated for you:
In ASL, personal pronouns can indicate possession simply by changing your handshape from an index finger to a flat hand. The palm of your flat hand would be pointing toward the person or object.
For example, to sign “YOUR,” you would sign “YOU” with a flat hand, fingertips up, and your palm facing toward the person.
In the video below, the various possessive pronouns will be demonstrated for you:
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