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FIRST

(as in "a thing in a list")

What is being signed (English Meaning)

FIRST (as in "a thing in a list")


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Examples of Usage
English Sentence

Regina Hughes was the first deaf artist to have a solo show at the Smithsonian.

ASL Gloss

R-E-G-I-N-A H-U-G-H-E-S HERSELF FIRST DEAF ARTIST HAVE SOLO S-H-O-W WHERE? S-M-I-T-H-S-O-N-I-A-N

English Sentence

In 1947, Rhulin Thomas became the first deaf pilot to fly from coast-to-coast in the U.S. alone.

ASL Gloss

YEAR 1947 R-H-U-L-I-N T-H-O-M-A-S HE FIRST DEAF PILOT ALONE UNITED STATES C-O-A-S-T FLY-ACROSS C-O-A-S-T.

English Sentence

If you want to clarify your goals, you need to form a vision first.

ASL Gloss

YOU WANT CLARIFY YOUR GOALS HOW? FIRST FORM VISION.

English Sentence

Andrew Foster was a famous Deaf African American who was a reverend, educator, and missionary. He established the first school for the deaf in Africa.

ASL Gloss

A-N-D-R-E-W F-O-S-T-E-R HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF BLACK MINISTER TEACHER MISSIONARY. HE SETUP FIRST DEAF SCHOOL WHERE? AFRICA.

English Sentence

Betty G. Miller was the first deaf woman to graduate from Gallaudet University with a doctoral degree in art. She was a famous artist who focused on the deaf perspective.

ASL Gloss

B-E-T-T-Y G M-I-L-L-E-R SHE FIRST DEAF WOMAN GRADUATE GALLAUDET RECEIVE P-H-D (doctoral) DEGREE WHAT? ART. SHE FAMOUS ARTIST WHY? SHE FOCUS DEAF VIEW.

English Sentence

Heather Whitestone was the first deaf person to be crowned as Miss America in 1995.

ASL Gloss

YEAR 1995 H-E-A-T-H-E-R W-H-I-T-E-S-T-O-N-E SHE FIRST DEAF PERSON CROWN M-I-S-S AMERICA.

English Sentence

Dr. Charles Nicolle was born hearing but became deaf by the age of 20. He was the first deaf person to receive a Nobel Prize. It was for discovering Typhus is spread by lice.

ASL Gloss

D-R C-H-A-R-L-E-S N-I-C-O-L-L-E HE BORN HEARING EAR DETERIORATE AGE 20 FULL DEAF. HE FIRST DEAF GET N-O-B-E-L P-R-I-Z-E FOR DISCOVERING T-Y-P-H-U-S OUTBREAK START HOW? FROM L-I-C-E

English Sentence

As a young girl, Alice Cogswell, inspired her neighbor, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, to devote his life to educating the deaf and to create the American School for the Deaf. She and six other deaf children were the first students to attend the American School for the Deaf in 1817.

ASL Gloss

LITTLE DEAF GIRL NAME A-L-I-C-E C-O-G-S-W-E-L-L MET NEIGHBOR HIS NAME T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T. HE FASCINATED HER. YEAR 1871 HE ESTABLISHED AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR DEAF. SHE AND SIX OTHER STUDENTS FIRST ENTER A-S-D

English Sentence

Thomas H. Gallaudet was a minister, educator, and co-founded the first school for the deaf called the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. Gallaudet University was named in honor of him in 1894.

ASL Gloss

T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T HIMSELF MINISTER TEACHER HE CO- FOUNDED FIRST RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL U-S CALLED AMERICAN SCHOOL DEAF A-S-D WHERE? HARTFORD C-O-N-N. YEAR 1894 GALLAUDET COLLEGE NAMED AFTER HIM.


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