Signs for RIGHT

The English word right has multiple meanings. Use different ASL words for other meanings.

Meaning: In accordance with what is good, proper, or just; true or correct as a fact.

Semantic variation.

Question: What is the difference between signing once and twice in RIGHT?

Contextual variations. The best way to learn the subtle differences in contexts is to immerse in ASL conversations with Deaf people.

Similar signs for CORRECT, TRUE, FACT.


Regarding "the right-hand part, side, or direction", see RIGHT, RIGHT-SIDED.

For any basic legal, social, or ethical right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled, including rights to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law, see HUMAN RIGHTS.

For another meaning -- "immediately" or "without delaying or hesitating", see IMMEDIATELY, INSTANTLY, NOW, RIGHT NOW, QUICKLY.

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Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf/Sign Language Art

"Teacher or Right? (2007)" by literary media artivist Jolanta Lapiak Ink, watercolor, pastel.

An ASL speaker would easily identify this signed word as RIGHT/CORRECT in ASL. It's a cross-cultural interpretation. The truth is that this watercolor painting is based on the Deaf Nepali child signing "TEACHER" in Nepali Sign Language at a school for the deaf in Nepal. Unlike RIGHT in ASL where the contact is the palm of both hands, the contact for TEACHER in Nepali SL is at the wrist line.

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