While ASL has the verb "finish" (a common concept as found in other languages), it also has other meanings or usages in its own way. This sign with slight inflections can be a verb, a conjunction, or an interjection.
Definition: To bring (something, e.g. activity or task) to an end or to completion; complete.
Meaning: to complete.
Enough!; Stop that!
Expressed when one thinks "Oh no, it's too late!", especially when one is in trouble. Usually used by Deaf native to ASL, not hearing signers.
Expressed when one realizes that one is in trouble! Usually used by Deaf native to ASL, not hearing signers.
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[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.]
The little circles below the "5" handshapes indicates the movement of the wrists. The raised eyebrows may indicate a yes/no question, conjunction, or another, depending on the contexts in a sentence. Image of the written symbol contributed by ASLwrite.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
You will find this similar sign as a conjunction in ASL. Learn how to use this conjunction FINISH.
Search/Filter: Enter a keyword in the filter/search box to see a list of available words with the "All" selection. Click on the page number if needed. Click on the blue link to look up the word. For best result, enter a partial word to see variations of the word.
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For best result, enter a short word in the search box, then select the alphetical letter (and page number if needed), and click on the blue link.
Don't forget to click "All" back when you search another word with a different initial letter.
If you cannot find (perhaps overlook) a word but you can still see a list of links, then keep looking until the links disappear! Sharpening your eye or maybe refine your alphabetical index skill. :)
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ASL has its own grammar and structure in sentences that works differently from English. For plurals, verb inflections, word order, etc., learn grammar in the "ASL Learn" section. For search in the dictionary, use the present-time verbs and base words. If you look for "said", look up the word "say". Likewise, if you look for an adjective word, try the noun or vice versa. E.g. The ASL signs for French and France are the same. If you look for a plural word, use a singular word.