VARIATION in sign language

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

Meaning: a slight change or difference in condition, amount, or level from the norm, usual form, or standard.

Meaning (register variation): Used to indicate degrees of formality in (signed) language use in different settings ranging from informal/casual to formal settings.

The video above refers to manually speaking or signing. Omit this "manually-speaking" part and use the latter part for general meaning ("language register).


What is the difference between VARIETY and variation? Variety is a wide choice of one type or thing within a group, while variation means a change or difference from the norm.

Learn about variations in sign language, including regional, generational, phonological variations.

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