ASL sign for: ask

Definition: To put a question to; request an answer (from).

This base sign ASK is usually inflected in a sentence (verb agreement).

Informal register; colloquial. For learners, use the formal citation instead.

Verb inflection: ASK-ME.

Verb inflection. IX-ASK-ME. She/he asks me.

Sentence example

Gloss: /\TABLE/\ /\SALT/\ CL:container-on CL:table YOU CL:1-reach WAVE-NO PLEASE; /\ASK SOMEONE PASS-TO-YOU.

English equivalent: Please don't reach across the table for the salt. Instead, ask someone to pass it to you.

Grammar tips: watch closely for the spatial agreement and references, topicalization (raising eyebrows), descriptive and locative classifiers.