Sign Word List: Pronouns
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HIS

(as in "the possessive use of him")

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This is a directional sign. Directional signs are verbs that use the direction that they are signed to show who is doing what to whom.

What is being signed (English Meaning)

HIS (as in "the possessive use of him")


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This Sign is Used to Say (Sign Synonyms)

Examples of Usage
English Sentence

Cal Rodgers was a deaf pilot. He made the first transcontinental airplane flight after crashing several times along the way.

ASL Gloss

C-A-L R-O-D-G-E-R-S HE DEAF PILOT HIS GOAL U-S FLY-ACROSS (FLIGHT) WRONG FLY-ACROSS CRASH LUCKY ALIVE FIX FIX FIX FLY-ACROSS CRASH STILL ALIVE FIX FIX FIX FLY-ACROSS MANY STOP STOP STOP FINALLY ARRIVE YAY.

English Sentence

Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer from Germany who became deaf. He was still able to create and play music.

ASL Gloss

L-U-D-W-I-G V-A-N B-E-E-T-H-O-V-E-N HIMSELF FAMOUS COMPOSER FROM GERMANY HIS HEARING DETERIORATED. DIDN’T-MATTER HE STILL EXPERT CREATE MUSIC PLAY-PIANO.

English Sentence

Lou Ferrigno is hard of hearing and is a motivational speaker who shares his life experiences. He’s been in many movies and TV shows, but is most famous for playing The Incredible Hulk.

ASL Gloss

L-O-U F-E-R-R-I-G-N-O HIMSELF HARD OF HEARING MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER ABOUT HIS CUMULATIVE EXPERIENCES. HE ACT MANY MOVIES #TV PROGRAMS BUT MOST FAMOUS ROLE WHAT? T-H-E I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E H-U-L-K

English Sentence

Matt Hamill is a Deaf wrestler. He won three NCAA National Championships, a silver and gold medal in the Deaflympics, and there is a movie about his life called “The Hammer.”

ASL Gloss

M-A-T-T H-A-M-I-L-L HIMSELF DEAF WRESTLER. HE EXTENSIVE-LIST ACCOMPLISHMENTS ONE-OF-THREE N-C-A-A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, TWO-OF-THREE HE WON 1 SILVER MEDAL 1 GOLD MEDAL DEAFLYMPICS, THREE-OF-THREE HAVE MOVIE ABOUT HIS LIFE QUOTE “T-H-E H-A-M-M-E-R

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

The police caught the thief hiding in his car.

ASL Gloss

THIEF POLICE CAUGHT WHERE? HIDING IN HIS CAR.

English Sentence

Douglas Tilden is a famous deaf sculptor and has many statues that he created in California.

ASL Gloss

D-O-U-G-L-A-S T-I-L-D-E-N HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF SCULPTOR CALIFORNIA HAS MANY HIS STATUES ALL OVER (classifier).

English Sentence

Morris Broderson is a deaf painter. His artwork has been displayed many places, such as at Gallaudet University, NTID, and the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums.

ASL Gloss

M-O-R-R-I-S B-R-O-D-E-R-S-O-N HIMSELF DEAF PAINTER. HIS ART DISPLAYED MANY PLACES SAME-AS ONE-OF-FOUR GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY, TWO-OF-FOUR N-T-I-D THREE-OF-FOUR G-U-G-G-E-N-H-E-I-M FOUR-OF-FOUR W-H-I-T-N-E-Y MUSEUMS.


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This is a directional sign. Directional signs are verbs that use the direction that they are signed to show who is doing what to whom.


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