ROSE in sign language

Deaf talking in a natural signed language is like a fragrant rose with thorns, whereas the deaf forbidden from sign language is like a rose without thorns and fragrance.

ASL sign for ROSE

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

Meaning: A flower with a sweet smell that is usually white, yellow, red, or pink and that grows on a bush which has thorns on the stems.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "R" hand inside the side of nose moves from that location to the other side of the nose in an arc motion.


Deaf Culture

There is an American Deaf-owned company called ASL Rose that is passionate for "ASL-English bilingual-related curriculum, materials, products, teacher education workshops, and advocacy".

Have you ever seen...?
Photo by Jolanta Lapiak, 2013

In this photograph, the bilingual two-year-old child "Juli" is reading a book Have You Ever Seen...? An American Sign Language Handshape (2005) by Smith, Adonia K., Jacobowitz, E. Lynn. This book including a DVD can be purchased via the company ASL Rose.

ASL Rose Book
Photo courtesy of Jeni Bob Paul, October 2013

Jeni's about 18-month-old-then son "Bobby LOVED the book, too! I think he will go back and enjoy the book for different reasons." -- Jeni, October 2013.

Even though ASL-speaking toddlers enjoy this book, it's a great learning ASL material for ASL-speaking adults and ASL learners.

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 ROSE

Written ASL digit for "ROSE" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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