Signs for ELF

Meaning: A supernatural creature of folk tales, typically represented as a small, elusive figure in human form with pointed ears, magical powers, and a capricious nature.

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 ELF

Written ASL digit for "ELF" contributed by Todd Hicks in the ASLwrite community, 2017.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Elf

Nyla Kurylowich plays an elf at a deaf/coda preschool for the past several years. A common dardnest thing deaf/coda kids said in ASL, translated as: "You are too TALL for an elf!" :D (She is 5'11" tall.)

Deaf Elf
Photo courtesy of Nyla Kurylowich, December 2020

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