Version 1: OUTSIDE
This is generally used as an adjective that means "situated on or pertaining to the outside; exterior; external." Some people also use this version as a noun to mean "outdoors." But there is another sign that means "outdoors." See further below.
Version 2: OUTSIDE / OUTOORS
This version uses a quick repeated movement of "to go out." The repeated movement makes it a noun. (If you were to do this movement a little larger, with a bit more of a pause between repetitions, it could mean "to go out repeatedly.") But the way I'm using it here means: "outside."
"GO-OUT" This sign means "to go out." It is very similar to
the sign LEAVE.
I do "GO-OUT" just a bit higher, and the palm orientation at the end of the sign "GO-OUT" is sort of facing up.
General sign for "OUT."
Used in contexts such as, "I took it out."
(Yah...I know my hair, what little I have, is mussed. Whatever. Pay attention to my hands.)
(to leave the inside).
This sign is sometimes used to mean "to have left." The use of the base hand indicates having been "in." Walls.
Think of this sign as meaning, "be inside and then leave."
Note: The movement is slightly forward and off to the side. The handshape changes from a loose hand to an "and" hand (squished "O").
Notice this next variation starts with an "open" hand and closes as it moves out. This open then closed movement is related to influence from the concept of "leave." For more info, see: "LEAVE"
For outside, I use only one handed sign in a repeated motion to show outside. He is outside. A variation of the sign not repeated combined with a flat palm as shown in your picture is an adjective to show something's out or to go out. My preference is for the verb to go out-- one hand sign, instead of two.
Dear ASL Teacher,
I agree that the one handed sign for "outside" is a widely used sign and needs to be included on the "out" page under the heading of "outside."
There evidence though that the two-handed variation is also in use to mean "outside."
For example as of this writing there is a two handed version at Michigan State University's website that is specifically labeled as "outdoors."
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