HELP
English Equivalent: HELP
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"help" variation?

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Savvy User C. Savvy Guest
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Have you seen "help" signed by tapping both open 'five hands' simultaneously on the chest?

Thank you.

"help" variation?

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Savvy User C. Savvy Guest
Sunday, April 18, 2010

Still wondering about my earlier question.

Any thoughts?
Much appreciated.

"help" variation?

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Savvy User L Savvy Guest
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I have been wondering, too.

"help variation"

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Savvy User Shy Savvy Guest
Sunday, May 16, 2010

you should google it

RE:

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Savvy User C. Savvy Guest
Saturday, July 17, 2010

I have tried searching for "help", but I have yet to find any variations.
In college I was taught: "The left hand lift the right A-hand." But many years later, when I started teaching my infant ASL, I saw the variation on a VHS tape (LOL). My husband & I felt the "help" variation (tapping both open 'five hands' simultaneously on the chest) would be easier for her to mimic. The added benefit was she only needed 1 hand to sign it; which was very helpful in certain situations.

Thanks for your input.
Any more insight would be much appreciated!

"help" sign

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Savvy User Susan Savvy Guest
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On "Sign With your Baby" by Joseph Garcia, I have seen tapping the two "Five Hands."

Thank you, Susan.

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Savvy User C. Savvy Guest
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thank you, Susan!
I appreciate your information. That's it! I couldn't remember the name of the VHS tape nor the instructor.
I want to share the info with (John and) Signing Savvy.
Thanks again!

QUESTION ON A SIGN

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Savvy User Gregory Savvy Guest
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I've have looked everywhere, ASL dictionarys, Websites, but cannot find the sign for a very commonly used spoken wore - MILE OR MILES - as in I drove my car 100 miles. Can you help.

Question for signing Help

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Savvy User Tiffani Savvy Guest
Friday, February 24, 2012

Recently I have seen Help signed with a double tapped "a" hand on the left, please someone help me!

HELP variation...

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Member
Friday, February 24, 2012

Tiffany I believe what you are referring to is a variation of HELP that shows desperation. I have seen that before in cases where the signer is trying to be more dramatic also. As for the earlier questions about the HELP on the chest with the two 5-hands. I do believe that is a Baby Sign invented variation of HELP but is not the accepted ASL version of the word. (Sorry to have missed that conversation earlier...it didn't come to me, so I didn't respond.)

Flashcard Mistake ???

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Savvy User Donald Savvy Member
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man in the Blue Shirt  -   Take a look at the flashcard for CAPTURE.   It turns up as HELP.

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