Signs for SPEED

Meaning: The rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate; rapidity of movement or action.

Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "bent-L" handshape, palm facing left, loosely behind the non-dominant "L" handshape in space on the same level, the tips of the forefingers wiggle twice.

Meaning: (vehicle) to move (drive) or travel quickly.

Pronunciation: The same as above but with the mouth morpheme "CH" and the movement of the forefingers more than twice.

Related signs: SPEED LIMIT, SPEEDOMETER, SPEEDY.

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 writing for SPEED

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Speed Ticket Tattle: "When my daughter Tasha was 3 and a half, my husband said to me, 'I'd like to talk to you about your speeding!' 'What?' Tasha signed: "Daddy drives the red car slow. Mommy drives the blue car FAST!". -- Marion, August 21, 2011. "My daughter Tasha is Deaf in a hearing family. She has been learning sign since she was 11 months old!"

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