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How do you represent Three (3) with your fingers?

I'm deaf. sign three fingers is letter W,  and two fingers and thumb is number 3........ *sighs*

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Two fingers and the thumb

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Bouzoo said:

Basially:

-snip-

The exact content that I randomly remembered that made me question how common this is (or uncommon)


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two fingers and the thumb because it is easier.


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Everybody: Two fingers plus thumb/middle fingers

 

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Usually I do latter of the two options, sometimes not.

 

I actually was thinking about this some time ago and I think it depends on what you're doing and how you represent one (1). You could do that with an index finger or your thumb.. My theory says this dictates your three (3) preference too.


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Backwards OK hand signal

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24 minutes ago, terrytek said:

Backwards OK hand signal

Actually same, so much easier on the fingers.


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The first one is clearly the right way. You keep the thumb in until 5, hard to do a 4 properly with the thumb up.


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Using three fingers has worked quite well for me for almost seventy years. It's easier than two fingers and a thumb. The same is true for 1,2, and 4, especially when counting up from one.


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Well personally if I'm representing the whole hand as 5 and counting down I go:

  • Take thumb out first
  • take pinky out
  • take ring finger out
  • take middle finger out
  • take index finger out.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

Well personally if I'm representing the whole hand as 5 and counting down I go:

  • Take thumb out first
  • take pinky out
  • take ring finger out
  • take middle finger out
  • take index finger out.

I read that backwards as you count one with your thumb, two with your thumb and pinky, etc :D 


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2 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I read that backwards as you count one with your thumb, two with your thumb and pinky, etc :D 

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The reason for this is mostly because I can then hold the other fingers with my thumb, and it ends with a fist.


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29 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

okay i won't create a new thread for this: how do you guys show five to nine on a hand?

Just a single hand?

 

I use all fingers and thumb on one hand and then the preferred method for displaying the remaining amount on the other. So I need two hands


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8 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Just a single hand?

 

I use all fingers and thumb on one hand and then the preferred method for displaying the remaining amount on the other. So I need two hands

yeah single hand ,_, in context where the amount caps at 10 it'll make sense, but i'm wondering how would people show those one one hand, because i was taught the logical way and the people in the area goes with the general other way (which i still am not quite sure myself ,_,)

 

EDIT: removed the chinese way from the comment, it's different from what is being used here

 

EDITx2: also 0-99 on two hands. easier to do grocery maths on hand

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Always three fingers.  Sometimes it's Index, Middle, Ring and sometimes it's Middle, Ring, Pinky.

 

Depends on the day...


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18 hours ago, Minibois said:

I actually was thinking about this some time ago and I think it depends on what you're doing and how you represent one (1). You could do that with an index finger or your thumb.. My theory says this dictates your three (3) preference too.

Well shit

 

I just realized sometimes when I'm using my fingers to physically count up (for example if I'm making bullet points while using hand cues for visual assistance) I might use my thumb as one (1) which means I end up with two fingers and a thumb by the time i get to three (3). 


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