Signs for MEMORY

Definition: something remembered from the past; a recollection.

the remembering or recollection of a dead person, especially one who was popular or respected.

Definition: the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

How to write ASL for MEMORY as in look back

Written ASL digit for "MEMORY" as in look back. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2019]

Deaf Culture and tidbits


See how the sign "remember" has evolved over a hundred of year.

The old ASL word "MEMORY" signed by George Veditz in his 1913 film, "The Preservation of American Sign Language", shows two handshapes in this ASL sign. Today, there is only one handshape. This process is called anticipatory assimilation.

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