We learned some more interesting aspects about sign language in our latest class in DGS (German Sign Language). One aspect was the grammatical setUp of subject-object-verb (in difference to german grammatic). That means, a typical sentence would be built like that:
Student – Mathematics – Learning
(instead of “Student learns mathematics”).
Talking about numbers, it is interesting, that the numbers in german sign language’s finger alphabet are being named like the german spoken words for numbers:
34 = “Vier-(und)-Dreissig” (Four-and thirty, instead of the english version thirty-four).
That means, that you first show the “four” and then the “thiry” with your fingers.