ASL sign for: family

Definition: A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children.

Non-SEE sign; borrowed from another signed language. Probably old ASL. It's currently growing more common, replacing the F-handshaped sign FAMILY.

MOTHER, FATHER, CHILDREN.

Sentence example

Gloss: IX/\ REGARDLESS/NOT-MATTER IX NOT SPEAK, POSS FAMILY/\ CL:family IX1 CL:1 APPROACH/\ CL:C TEND-to CALM-DOWN + AFFECT.

English equivalent: Even if he doesn't speak, his mere presence has a calming effect on the family.

Spatial agreement of the subject (the man) and the subject (the family) with the verb (calm down and affect).

Printable for family

ASL printable for family