SA SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY

Interjections

An interjection is usually a short word(sign) in South African Sign Language that expresses strong emotion, agreement, disagreement or surprise; it functions independently in a sentence. An interjection in SASL like in English can be placed(interject) anywhere in a conversation. Even while the person is busy signing you could reply or interject with an interjection to acknowledge, agree or disagree.

A few examples of interjections:

  1. OH
  2. AH
  3. YEAH
  4. YUK
  5. NAH
  6. AHHA
Some interjections are fingerspelled such as O-K (okay).

Non-manual features and facial expressions are necessary when using interjections. 

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