EASY in Sign Language

The words for 'easy' in most spoken languages and signed languages are kind of easy like "easy" in English, "facile" in French, "einfach" in German, "lehko" in Ukrainian, "laykht" in Yiddish, and and this one in ASL.

Printable ASL sign for EASY

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ASL sign for EASY

What is the sign for 'easy' in American Sign Language?

Definition: Achieved without great effort; presenting few difficulties.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant bent-flat hand (handshape), half behind non-dominant bent-flat hand (location), palms facing in (orientation), tips of dominant hand flicks twice on back of fingers of non-dominant hand.

Deaf signers do inflect this base of word to convey synonyms such as "too easy", "easy!", "so easy", and so on.



Opposite: HARD and DIFFICULT.

Deaf Humor

How is it easy to learn sign language? See the comics below for a short answer or the article for a long version.

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Image with permission from Matt and Kay Daigle. thatdeafguy.com

Again and again, a hearing person thinks that learning a signed language is easy. Sure, for the first few signs or several signs (no different for any spoken languages) up to the beginner level.

And, not to mention grammar.

Hey, where are you going? Learning grammar is inevitable.

Then after that, you sweat all the way to the interpreting level after several years. This fluent level is about halfway away from the native level. It's still difficult to interpret for a native-level, fast-talking, culturally Deaf who was born into and grew up in a Deaf family, Deaf community, and Deaf schools which is a minority of a minority. :)

Contrary to the assumption, signed languages are not easier to learn than spoken languages.

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 EASY

Written ASL digit for "EASY" contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2018.

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