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American Sign Language: "altogether"

The concept of "altogether" is expressed by the sign for TOTAL. This also means "sum," or "add everything up." 

TOTAL / sum up / altogether

 




 



Sentence: ALTOGETHER, HOW-MANY SIGN YOU KNOW?



Note:  The above sentence relies on a lot of context (as if you were in an ASL class and had been talking about learning sign language).  In a low context situation a more clear way to ask the question above would be: 

DIFFERENT (shift) DIFFERENT SIGN  ALTOGETHER YOU KNOW HOW-MANY YOU?

 


You can modify the sign ALTOGETHER to change it to mean "add to."
The non-dominant hand starts in a flattened "O"-hand stays stationary. The dominant hand "adds to it."

ADD-TO:



 


Also see: ADD



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