Signs for CORNER

Meaning: A place or angle where two or more sides or edges meet.

Semantic variation.

For classifiers, this sign becomes a classifier when using it as a locative classifier.

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.]

Note that these written digits use a modified version of 3D. The vertical dash next to the handshape represents a perspective from the hand's edge (e.g. right-handed palm facing left).

How to write ASL for CORNER

ASL writing for RIGHT-CORNER.

How to write ASL for CORNER

ASL writing for LEFT-CORNER.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Entertainment

Enjoy watching the 4.5-minute video art "Dead Around the Corner" (2004) out of ordinary, everyday activity into an artistic-poetic action art.

Artist statement: "My Deaf father found a wasp nest on his backyard fence. He was going to remove it. Wait a minute, I wanted to make a video narrative of his action. He agreed to collaborate in my project. To my delight, he exaggerated his spontaneous, improvising "performance"." -- literary media artist Jolanta Lapiak.

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