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How To Learn Sign Language

ASL | The Letter D | Phonics | Words that Begin with D


hi welcome to we play along the letter
of the week series and today we’re going to do the letter D okay so today we’re
doing the letter D and this is how you make a D you’d hold it by your shoulder
but see how my pointer finger is up and it looks like the letter D but you’re
gonna hold it straight forward and you keep it by your shoulder now the letter
D is a single sound consonant which means it makes one sound and that would
be duh duh so everybody make the letter D ok and
what sound does it make it makes death I’m gonna be teaching you lots of signs
today of words that start with the letter D
and sometimes when they made developed ASL they used the letter D to make an
initialized sign so D is part of the word or part of the sign right so our
first word is going to be dr. ok know do dr. you’re gonna hold your hand one hand
out one with your palm up because this is your pulse and doctors take your
pulse right here on there so you can do it with an M hand right there on your
pulse or because you can do it two different ways you could do it with a D
hand and I like doing that because it helps me to remind remember that it’s a
doctor right there on your pulse cuz when you go to the doctor they take your
pulse to see if your heart is beating or not okay so the doctor so that our
sentence would be the doctor takes your pulse when you go visit the doctor okay
our next word is going to be the sign for day and you’re going to put one arm
out your flat and this hand comes up now you could do it two different ways you
could do it with a flat hand coming down it’s like the sun’s going across the sky
and it’s gonna set or you could do it with the initialized letter D both are
correct so you can go D all the way down there goes the Sun this is the sign for
a day it’s a beautiful day outside and then some signs look like really what
they are okay our next word is the word for down so you’re just going to point
down that one’s pretty easy gee I wonder what up would be what we’re doing D
words down down oh I tell my dog to sit down the next word we have and this is
another one of those words that look like what it is is the sign for drink so
you hold your hand like you’re holding a cup and you’re going to drink I love to
drink a cup of tea every evening okay so drink I remember when I do a
sign you do a sign because that’s how you remember the sign for dad now if you
remember back when we did the B words and this would be the sign for boy
because boys wore caps so all the male signs are up here at your forehead so to
do the sign for dad this is called a five hand see if my five fingers okay
and you’re gonna tap your forehead twice this is a sign for dad dad my dad’s name
was John dad then and seeing our picture we have a dad with his daughter okay the
girl signs are down here because girls war bonnets it would tie under their
chin so we’re gonna start here this is the letter B remember gonna start down
here your chin this arm is going to be here and so you’re gonna go make this
sign for the girl and baby this is a sign for daughter it’s like girl and
baby put together daughter my daughter’s name is Corinne our next word starting with a D what is
this little guy that’s a dog for a dog it’s like you’re calling the dog you’re
gonna pat your thigh and snap your finger that’s a sign for dog hey C so
now you know my dad’s name and my daughter’s name my dog’s name is tamale
okay dog another animal sign and this one looks like the animal is for deer so
you put your thumb by your ears or your not your ears your head up here like the
antlers of a deer deer the deers live in the forest and this is one of my
favorite signs you’re gonna put a your palm up like this and you put your two
fingers here this is a sign for dance it’s like your fingers are dancing
across the palm of your hand okay so do you like to dance I like to
dance now there are some words that I couldn’t figure out how to draw a
picture of this so this sign this you know is going to be getting dressed if
you’re gonna get you’re gonna get dressed you’re going to brush your hand
down one time if you’re wearing a dress then you would brush your hand twice so
this would be like the verb okay I need to go get dressed for because I’m going
to a party and when I go to the party I’m going to wear my pretty purple dress
so would be once for the verb and twice for the noun get dressed or pretty
purple dress okay and our last sign that we are we got a
couple more dinner dinner now you eat dinner in the evening right so this is
the sign for eat and this would be the sign for night the sun’s going down okay
so when you eat a meal at night that would be your dinner
so it’s a kind of a combo sign so dinner and when you eat a really good dinner
you say it’s delicious you’re gonna put your thumb and your
middle finger together up by your mouth and you kind of fling them out like this
like oh it’s delicious now a fun sign to do look at this guy up here he’s a
dragon so what and what did dragons do they do fire-breathing so you’re gonna
take your hand and kind of wiggle it out like flames
dragon dragon the big dragon was flying through the air we have two words up
here one is dig so four dig you’re gonna have your shit like your shovel and you
push down and up okay you’re gonna dig and what did we dig in we dig in dirt
okay that’s what this guy is doing and so dirt so you kind of rub your fingers
together like they’re dirty okay so I’m gonna dig a hole in the dirt and our
last time is going to be dirty so you put your hand under your chin and wiggle
your fingers so when you dig in the dirt you’re probably gonna get dirty okay so
now you might want a review because next thing up is I’m gonna tell you a story
and I’m gonna be leaving out all the signed words okay so review and get
ready okay so now I’m gonna be telling you this story but I’m gonna be leaving
out the I’m not going to say the words that I’m going to sign so follow along
see if you can figure out what the signs are if you remember them alright once
upon a time Dora woke up and God she put on her pretty
purple she ran stairs because her was going to be taking her to the today she
didn’t mind going to the because in his waiting room he had lots of really funny
books that she loved to read one was about a big yeah it was just so funny
and then one was about a that loved to in the and then he had to be given about
as he was so and then there was this other one about a that wanted to work
for Santa Claus and the elves delivering presents at Christmas time this was an
easy visit and because it was just a checkup so she she didn’t mind it at all
when they were finished with the appointment took his to go get a snack
Anna before he took her to her class when she was there she and for a long
time when they got home mom had ready it was and Dora decided it had been a good and
they lived happily ever after okay so how did you do okay so now this time I’m
gonna say the same story again well basically gonna change it a little
bit probably but you’re not gonna have the pictures as a clue so here we go
once upon a time Dora woke up and God she put on her pretty
purple ran stairs because her was going to be taking her to the for an
appointment but she didn’t mind going to the because in his office in the waiting
room they he had lots of really good books to read there was one about a big
that was really funny and one about a that liked to dig in the and then if
then he had to have a bad cuz he was so and then there was another one about it
that wanted to work with Santa and the elves delivering presents at Christmas
time now this was a pretty easy appointment because it was just a
checkup so when the was done took his for a
snack Anna before going to her class once there she and for a long time when
they got home mom had ready it was and Dora decided it had been a very good
and they lived happily ever after okay so you’ve learned lots of words now
we’ve done four letters so far we’ve done a B C and D so keep watching
because we’re gonna do all the letters and you’re gonna learn lots more words
so be sure you subscribe and give us a big thumbs up and if you have some words
that you want to learn like toward the end of the alphabet let us know all
right week maybe you can work them into our story okay so we’ll see you next
week

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