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Serial Numbers – Phone, Addresses, Social Security, etc. | ASL – American Sign Language


Hello ASL THAT! If you want to tell numbers in ASL you need to know that in ASL, there are different types of numbers that have specific rules that we need to follow. For specific types of numbers. This vlog is focused on what? The specific type of numbers these numbers that do not have just one number or digit, but more than one digit. These have multiple digits. Like for example… text numbers, like phone numbers… VIN numbers, Social Security numbers… house numbers, apartment numbers, you know like for addresses. Those numbers. Zip codes, you know. Those are the numbers that have more than one digit. These numbers do not have just a single digit, but have multiple digits. ASL has specific rules that we need to follow for that specific type of numbering. So that we can tell serial numbers appropriately in a clear manner and that it can be easily understood. For example… I’ll tell you a number with a single digit. I have two brothers. Two brothers. 3 cars. Two houses down the street. As you can see, when I sign 2, 3, 5, the palm orientation is facing inward. Right? As you probably previously learned for counting numbers in ASL, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 the hand should be like this, right? 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and higher. You know. But for numbers that have more than one digit like phone numbers, house addresses, etc. For these numbers, we don’t have the palm facing inwards. The palm should be facing outwards, and stay like this. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0. So you see that the palm orientation stays facing outward all the way. Why? For example, a phone number, 812 9542. As you can see, my palm stayed there so it is clear and not distracting. If I followed the rules for counting numbers in ASL like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8… then it would look like this: 812 9542. You see that I twisted my hand, so do not do that. Have the hand stay there. 812 9542. So it is easier to see and more clear, right? So, please remember and keep in mind if you see a number with more than one digit zip codes, VIN, house address numbers, apartment numbers, … social security numbers, text numbers Those numbers need to have the palm facing outwards all the way. Like this… 812 9542. Zip codes, for example – 71149. So you know it is important that you keep the palm facing outward like this so it can be seen clearly. Thumbs up. ASL THAT!

One Reply to “Serial Numbers – Phone, Addresses, Social Security, etc. | ASL – American Sign Language”

  • Would be nice to have captions available, for those who are still learning and may have a hard time understanding the words so fast. Thank you 🙂 I want to learn and practice 🙂

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