Four Ways to Find a Sign
To See a Sign in a Sentence
After you have seen a sign, click on the Sentences button. You will then see one or more options for seeing that sign with different meanings in different sentences. (A few signs, such as proper nouns, synonyms or uninflected signs, do not appear in sentences.)
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How to Use the ASL Video Dictionary and Inflection Guide
This Dictionary and Inflection Guide provides quick and easy access to:
Apps: iPhone app currently available in iTunes, search for: "ASL Dictionary from NTID". There is a charge; Android app should also be available.
If the sign you have selected is in one of the Similar Signs groups, the "Similar Signs" button will become active. Click on it to see an index of signs that look similar to the one you've selected. You can then also see the similar signs in sentences.
This drop-down menu give you access to signs grouped by meaning (money, countries, careers, furniture, etc.)
This contains descriptions of ASL inflectional systems and ASL sentences structures, both with a number of video examples.