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APARTMENT - this sign is what is known as a fingerspelled loan sign. Fingerspelled loan signs are commonly used fingerspellings that are two-to-five letters in length and that have their own unique patterns of movement. The fingerspellings and their unique patterns of movement have become lexical items in ASL.
DORM - is another initialized sign; notice the D-handshape. We've seen a few at this point. It is based on the sign HOME. [Note that the similar sign DEAF is never initialized; the sign DEAF has an extended index finger, not a D-handshape.]
HOME is historically derived from a compound of the signs EAT and SLEEP. Notice how the pictorial qualites of the signs EAT and SLEEP are lost in the sign HOME.