Signs for ASK
Definition: To put a question to; request an answer (from).
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant upright forefinger in space moves slightly forward while transforming the handshape into "X".
This ASL verb can be inflected in agreement with the subject and/or object.
Informal register; colloquial. For learners, use the formal citation above instead.
Meaning: request (someone) to do or give something.
Same sign for REQUEST.
The verb base ASK is usually inflected to agree with subject/object/pronoun in a sentence. To learn about verb agreement, see some inflected verb ASK below.
Verb inflection: ASK-ME.
Verb inflection. IX-ASK-ME. She/he asks me.
[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.]
Written ASL digit for "ASK". Contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2018.