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Adem sign language is a form of communication in Ademre that uses manual gestures to convey meaning. It is used to give context and tone to Ademic, the dominant spoken language in Ademre.

Description Edit

The gestures represent emotions and feeling such as content, anger, disgust, approval, or even puzzlement. The Adem culture only accepts the established hand gestures and anything else is considered extremely rude, with the only exception of communication to family and close friends.

The sign language does not include gestures for laugher or crying, as these expressions are believed to come from the stomach, and it is thought that these emotions are unhealthy to hold in. Each gesture is related, for example smirks are similar to grins and smiles, and frowns are similar to cringes and puzzlement.

The right hand is considered strong, and the left hand is considered clever. The left hand is used to do the hand gestures, because it is closer to the heart.

Known gestures Edit

Meaning Gesture
acceptance
agreement
amusement, slight amusement splay fingers
anger
apology
approval flatten hand and make it parallel to the ground
attentive, attend
caution
concern
curiosity
dangerous
denial
disapproval
disgust brush the front of your shirt
dishonesty
dismissal
earnest
embarrassment curl fingers of left hand
emphatic
entreaty
excitement
extreme emphasis
finality
firm
formal
frustration, frustrated clench fist, thumb out, and brush your collar bone
gratitude
happiness
horror
however
interest similar to excitement with a subtle difference
irritation sharp, fluid brush of your hip
joy / content splay fingers, touch middle finger and thumb
negation
offended
partial agreement
polite
puzzlement rub palm, and roll of wrist
questioning
rebuke
refusal similar to denial with a subtle difference
regret
respect, amazed respect broad, splayed, and spin at wrist
satisfaction rub thumb and forefinger together gently
serious, profoundly serious
sorrow
uncertain, uncertainty
understatement
very important
willing palm up, make fist
yes and no wavering motion with hand

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