As I mentioned earlier in the previous blog, learning manual alphabets is the most crucial part of learning American Sign Language. So, if you wish to go ahead, go back and learn how to sign the Alphabets. Today, we learn about the weekdays. But, before that, let’s learn how we sign a week. Pass the index finger of your dominant hand on the palm of the passive hand (as shown in the image below). To denote EVERY week, do it twice or thrice in a circular motion.
The image below shows the signing of the weekdays. The rules and positioning are the same as mentioned in the previous blog. the must face the person you are signing at.
Monday: Make an M with your hand (fist closed but thumb in between your pinky and ring finger). Make a little circular movement after signing an M.
Tuesday: Make a T with your hand (fist closed but thumb in between index and the middle finger). Make a little circular movement after signing T.
Wednesday: Make a W with your hand (raise the first three fingers) and make a little circular movement.
Thursday: Make a T (as mentioned above) and then an H (index and the middle finger pointing towards left.)
Friday: Make an F (hold your index finger nail with the thumb tip raising the rest of the fingers) and make a circular movement.
Saturday: Make an S (fist closed and thumb on the fingers). Make a singular movement.
Sunday: Move your hands in a circular motion denoting as if the sun is coming out.