Describing Clothes – Patterns | ASL – American Sign Language

Describing Clothes – Patterns | ASL – American Sign Language


This is titled, “PATTERN.” PATTERNED Like FLOWERS, LEAVES, and different things scattered all over. If it is for a shirt, then sign on your body. STRIPES. Use CL:4 (Classifier 4) Horizontal stripes. PLAID. Create a grid-like pattern with CL:4. POLKA-DOTS. Use CL:F for both hands to show locations of the dots on the shirt. THICK-STRIPE or WIDE-STRIPE. Use CL:C for the thickness. Sign horizontally for horizontal stripe. THIN-STRIPE. Use CL:G for a thinner stripe. Again, sign horizontally for horizontal stripe. VERTICAL-STRIPES. Use CL:4 and sign downward. Use CL:G to show a thicker individual stripes. If you are describing a shirt, sign the stripes on your body as if you were wearing the shirt. ZIG-ZAG.

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