PERIOD, FULL MARK in sign language

The English terms full stop, period or full point is a punctuation mark, indicating a complete sentence. Or, you might use it with a dash of anger to say you will not continue to discuss a subject. (˘^˘)

Here is how to sign the punctuation mark in ASL.

Meaning: A punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence or an abbreviation.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "20" hand (handshape) with the palm facing outward (orientation) slightly moves forward (movement) in space (location).

Related words: TITTLE, DOT.

A big punctuation mark with emphasis which means more than just a mark. E.g. "I'm not discussing further with you, PERIOD" or "I've made up my mind that I'm not going to the university, PERIOD". (˘^˘)

This colloquial word PERIOD in ASL suggests that the person has made his decision firmly and does not wish to discuss further.

End of story. Full stop! (˘^˘)

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