Signs for ANGEL

Meaning: A spiritual being believed to act as an attendant, agent, or messenger of God, conventionally represented in human form with wings and a long robe.

Printable ASL ASL printable for ANGEL
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 ANGEL

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

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Kids say the darndest things

A bird in our house: "...been teaching my 13 month old hearing daughter to sign since she came into the world. [...] It's fun for us to try to find the object or animal she signs to us...she recently insisted that we had a bird in our living room. After a few minutes, we realized it was the angel on the Christmas tree. What a great way to see the world through your baby's eyes!" -- Kathryn Doherty, Miami, Florida, USA. December 13, 2000.

Baby signing angel

Phonological development: The soon-to-be-two girl Juli was looking for a little angel. She asked her grandmother for it that was last seen in the little sleigh that she pointed at. The way she signed was in an early phonological development.

This phonological development is an example of proximilization; e.g. a development of movement from hand to shoulder.

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