Signs for STRICT

Meaning: Demanding that rules concerning behavior are obeyed and observed.

Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant claw-2 handshape, palm facing left, thrust toward the nose.

Synonyms: STERN, FIRM.

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 STRICT

Like 'must', this ASL sign is a language play meaning 'VERY STRICT' by modifying the original ASL sign from the handshape "V" to handshape "5".

The horizontal "V" depicts a location of the nose and next to it is the handshape (claw 5). The line and a dot indicates a movement toward the nose. Below the digits is a fingerspelled word, "strict".

ASL digit written and contributed by Jolanta in the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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