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American Sign Language: "goodbye"



In a message dated 9/28/2005 10:31:55 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

I was looking thru your dictionary and couldn't find the signs for hello and goodbye. I'm sure they are universal like just waving your hand or something. I have been using your dictionary to teach my deaf dog signs so we can communicate. I don't know what to do when I tell her goodbye so I just tell her good girl then leave. Is goodbye and hello just as simple as the "quiet" sign?
- Amy
That is right.  Just use the same signs that you would in the "hearing world." While there is no one specific type of "wave," in general you wave hello with a side to side movement.  Wave good bye with a bending of the large knuckles or at the wrist.
- Dr. Bill


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