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  1. #1
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    Default Ceiling Fan or Fan?

    Alex loves ceiling fans, always points at them.

    I found the sign for ceiling fan here http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi

    But it looks really difficult for a 2 year old plus I have no clue what they are signing in the middle. It looks like finger spelling to me but I don't know what they are spelling.

  2. #2
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    She spelled fan in the middle, I guess so you don't mistake the sign for spinning ceiling?

  3. #3
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    She spells fan differently than I do!

    I learned N with the fingers completely down over the thumb. That's why it looked weird to me.

  4. #4
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    I completely agree! But SOOOOOOO many people fs with M's and N's having straight fingers that I had to get used to it. It's faster than curling your fingers in, I guess

  5. #5
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    I can fingerspell the whole alphabet myself but I only recognize it from the back LOL. I've never seen anybody fs the alphabet in front of me.

  6. #6
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    Girl, you need some ST! ABC Signs! Watch Rachel sign the alphabet and try to make out all the letters- it's way good practice! And aslpro.com has fingerspelling quizzes that are pretty good too

  7. #7
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    We sign fan like the ASL pro demo but without the beginning part (flat handed FAN part). We will FS F-A-N and then do the finger motion. It's obvious if it's a ceiling fan or floor fan by where and how you do the finger spinning part.

    My 5 yr old son just does the spinning part without the FS part (right now), but we always FS.
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  8. #8
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    Default Sign for Fan

    Hello

    We use the pointer finger pointed up and twist it in a circle for our ceiling fan. I can't find any ASL dictionaries online to confirm if this is the true ASL sign, sorry if it's not.

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