ASL sign for FOX

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

Meaning: A dog-like animal with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, proverbial for its cunning.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "F" hand with the round of index finger and thumb in front of the nose moves, almost like shakes, generally a couple of times.

ASL Storytelling

Enjoy the "The Rooster and the Fox": a translation of the fable in American Sign Language (2009). For ASL learners, see the English text.

Deaf Doodle

Just to brighten your day.

Rooster doodle
"The Fox and the Dog" doodle by Jolanta LapSiak, 2020.

This doodle depicts a calligraphic form of the fox (originally intended to be a cat but a flop, ha) and the dog in front of the calligraphic tree. Above the animals is a couple of the ASL fingerspelling words; below each of the animals is an ASL written word "posh" (fox) and "curious" (dog). The written ASL below the fox and the dog shows an ASL word "follow"; that is, the curious dog is following the high-and-mighty fox. There is a handshape digit as a leaf drifting down from the branch of a tree.


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