New signs to 2012 PGSS – new and altered words – 01.01.2012 ASSEMBLYWith each h sign PEOPLE; then with both hs trace horizontal outwds-fwds semicircles till tips of ths & 4fs touch 2 h lengths in front of body. BURGERHold either h as MEAT, then trace a horizontal fwds-outwds circle one h breadth diam. CAPITAL LETTERSign BIG LETTER CHILLSign COOL. COMPUTER Hold 1st C-h, b outwd & fsupwd at mid height in front of body, and at same time hold 2nd h as CLEVER. COMPUTER MONITOR /SCREEN Sign COMPUTER, then change 2nd h to FLAT h, p fwd & fs inwd, with tip of 2nd th touching lower kn of 1st th. COMPUTER MOUSE Sign COMPUTER. then change 2nd h to C-h, b upwd & fs fwd-outwd, at waist level, then shake 2nd h sideways ½h breadth. COMPUTER KEYBOARD Sign COMPUTER, then change 2nd h to 1pt-h, b upwd & fs fwd at mid height, then 1) jerk 2nd h dwds ½h breadth & return to original position; 2) move h outwds one h breadth and repeat action. COMPUTER PRINTERSign PRINT2 –ER DICTIONARYSign WORD then sign BOOK. ESTIMATE [informed guess] With either h sign THINK then S. GUESS. FICTION (revised sign) [something imagined] [Cf FACT]Hold 1st hand as THING, and at same time put 2nd V-hand, back forward and 1 & 2 fingers pointing inward, with tip of 1st finger on own side of forehead and tip of 2nd finger on outer corner of own eye; then move hand forward-upwards one hand length. THERAPIST [THERAPY + -IST]Hold 1st hand as SURFACE, and at same time hold 2nd COMPRESSED hand, digits pointing inward-downward & fingers forward-inward; then move 2nd hand inward-downwards till it touches1st palm at same time changing hand to Thumb hand, back outward & fingers forward with side of its 4th finger on 1st palm as GOOD. Then change 2nd hand to PERSON and jerk outwards one hand breadth (-ist). FIRE DRILLSign FIRE and then sign PRACTISE FREEZERSign CONTAINER then sign COLD. FRIDGE: Copy `refrigerate' (to make cool) HEADINGSign PARAGRAPH then sign NAME. HEAT2 (to make warm) Hold 1st compressed h, ds ptg inwd-dwd and fs fwd-inwd, and at same time with 2nd h S. WARM. HOVERCRAFTHold 1st h as WATER and at same time hold 2nd h as VEHICLE, but 1 h br above b of 1st h. KETTLE (container with a 3-pin plug)Hold 1st h as CONTAINER and at same time with 2nd h S. PLUG2 KEY2 (important) Sign IMPORTANT LAYOUTHold 1st h as PAPER and at same time with 2nd h S. PLAN. MINIBUSSign LITTLE then sign BUS MOTORBIKEHold 1st h as VEHICLE and hold 2nd fist h, b upwd and fs fwd in line with own side; then by wa tilt 2nd h tilt b bkwd-upwd and fs fwd-¬upwd: return to original position and repeat action. NUMERACYSign ARITHMETIC. PARTNERHold each h as PERSON, but with ball of 1st th touching nail of 2nd th. PENHold 1st h as PENCIL, and hold 2nd COMPRESSED h, b dwd with ds grasping tip of 1f of 1st h; then jerk 2nd h dwds ½h breadth; then with 1st h trace horizontal zig-zag movement one h length outwds & ½h breadth in width. PEN (FELT TIP)Sign COLOUR; then sign PEN. PIZZAHold either h as FOOD, then trace horizontal fwds-outwds circle 2 h lengths diam. PLAYSTATION (GAMES CONSOLE)Hold both Th hs, b outwd & fs fwd, one h breadth apart; then bend & straighten alternate ths repeatedly. PLUG2 (electric plug)Hold either 5pt h but with ball of th on nail of 4th finger, b upwd and fingers pointing fwd. PRINT2 (computer) Sign COMPUTER, then change 2nd h to PAPER & move h fwds one h length. RUNWAYHold 1st hand as GROUND and with 2nd hand sign aeroplane over 1st hand and slide down till touches elbow SUBJECT2Sign TOPIC (area of study) TARGETHold 1st h as AIM, but one h breadth in front of own sh and at same time hold 2nd h as THING, one h length in front of 1st f tip. TAXIHold 1st h as VEHICLE and at same time with 2nd hand S.MONEY. THESAURUSSign VOCABULARY then sign BOOK. TITLESign IMPORTANT then sign NAME. TOASTSign HOT and then sign BREAD TOASTERWith 1st hand sign BREAD and then sign PLUG 2 TOPIC [ also for THEME & SUBJECT2]Hold 1st h as THING and at same time with 2nd h sign LEARN. TRACKSign RAILWAY. TRADITIONSign OLD then sign WAY. TRAFFIC JAMSign TRAFFIC then with either hand sign STOP. TRAINER (sports shoe)Hold 1st h as FOOT and at same time with 2nd h S. SPORT but with hand ½ h br inwd from 1st th; then sign SHOE. VELCRO Hold each h as FABRIC, but with fs of 1st h on b of fs of 2nd h, then by w-a turn 1st h till b outwd & ds ptg fwd.