UNTIL in sign language

How to sign "until" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: Up to (the point in time or the event mentioned).

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant upright forefinger held in space facing non-dominant upright index finger in a diagonal direction where both palms face each other; tip of dominant forefinger moves toward the tip of passive index finger in a slightly arc motion.

Learner tip: Don't confuse this with similar signword TO (a different movement parameter). Unlike TO, UNTIL has a longer and curved movement.

Related signs: TILL, PRIOR-to, PREVIOUS, BEFORE.

Opposite: AFTER, BEYOND.

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.]

ASL written for TILL

Written ASL digit for "TILL". [Contributed by Jolanta in the ASLwrite community, 2019]

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