The Hardest ASL Signs | ASL
August 23, 2019
[marker writing Rikki Poynter] [Pokemon game sound] Good morning! Today’s video will be a fast one. What am I doing today? I am going to tell you the hardest signs for me to sign. ASL ones, duh. I don’t know other sign languages. So let’s go! First up is fingerspelling. It’s always so difficult for me to do. Whenever I’m introducing myself, I always mess up. Let me show you. So when I go, “Hi, I’m…” [spelling out name] See this pinky finger? It’s what gives me problems. I just want to cut it off, but I wouldn’t actually do that. That would be bad. [spelling out name] Okay, that’s good enough. I usually can’t fingerspell very fast. Sometimes, I can depending on the word. Most of the time, I’m a slower fingerspeller compared to the fluent signers. It’s fine. I get letters mixed up a lot. It’s usually really just the “R” and “U”. My fingers don’t cross properly and they don’t stay crossed. So “R” looks like “U” often, but I’m trying to sign “R”. So when I spell my name, it sometimes looks like- See, what did I tell you?! Fingerspelling is hard! So “Rikki” will sometimes look like U-I-K-K-I [UIKKI]. My fingers just don’t work right. What number are we on now? Are we on three now? Yes? First was fingerspelling. Second was letters. Third… you know what? We don’t need a numbered list. Screw it. I tend to mix up “reason” and “rule”. This sign is RULE. This one has a few meanings: REALIZE, REASON, what’s the third one…? It’s something related to the other two, but anyway. But yeah, I mix up “reason/realize” and “rule” sometimes. Now, I think this one is by far the hardest for me to sign: FEW. Wait, which side of the “W” do I show? [demonstrating] Now my fingers are stiff. Ow. Yeah, my fingers just don’t work like that. This is the most difficult for me to sign. I need to keep practicing it. I think that’s it. I mean, I mix up signs a lot, but I mix up the ones I mentioned often. How do you fix the problems? By practicing! But, sometimes, it’s just the way it is with fingers. Now it’s your turn to tell me what signs are the hardest for you if there are any. If you want to follow me on all of my social media, links to that will be down below. If you want to support my work, you can do so via Patreon or Ko-fi. Both links will be down below. I upload every Monday and Thursday- if you’re watching on Facebook, it might be a day later- and I’ll see you later. Bye.