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American Sign Language: "where"


The sign for "where" is made using your index finger. Hold your hand in front of you and "waggle" the finger side to side a couple of times.  Imagine yourself looking at a map on the wall.  You put your finger on the map and move your fingertip a bit to the left then a bit to the right as you try to finger out "where" you are on the map. 

 

 


WHERE:

 


Notice the "furrowed eyebrows?"  They are part of the sign.  When asking questions you use "furrowed eyebrows" for all of the "wh-" question types:  WHO, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, WHICH, FOR-FOR=(what-for).  However, if you are asking a yes/no question (a question that can be answered with a yes or no) your eyebrows should be up. 
Remember:
Eyebrows up for "yes/no" questions.
Eyebrows down for "wh" questions.
(Unless it is a rhetorical question. But that is another lesson for a later time).



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