WHEN

WHEN
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English Equivalent: WHEN
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Savvy User Zachary Savvy Guest
Monday, March 29, 2010

Note this is only the sign for the WH-question word. Not, for example: "WHEN you go to the store, please buy me some milk." In that context (not a WH-question word) the appropriate sign is HAPPEN.

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Savvy User kathy Savvy Guest
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thanks for that bit of info Zachary. I knew that this sign was only for wh-questions but I didn't know what sign to use in non-question contexts. Now I do.

Tiffani

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Savvy User tiffani Savvy Guest
Monday, May 30, 2011

I have an asl dictionary on my phone that does the sign for when just a little different. The signer makes the circle above the left pointer finger(for people who are right-handed) then they go back and touch the right finger with the left. Is this ok?

Tiffani

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Savvy User tiffani Savvy Guest
Friday, June 3, 2011

I just realized that I described the sign your doing now! What I meant to say is that the circle is kind of off to the side of the left index finger, then they touch. Make sense?

When

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Vlovesgod Savvy Guest
Saturday, November 19, 2011

I learned for WH when what you just described, it looks similar to the one in the video except it's a little tilted not right above twirling the index finger and than meeting..anyone know if this is okay? What I was taught by my ASL instructor?

When as a Question?

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Savvy User danny Savvy Guest
Saturday, April 7, 2012

I understand that it is also importand to give the proper facial expression. Scrunching the eyes and tilting the head forward aids the other person to know that you are asking a Q for his response

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