How do you sign "travel" in ASL?
Definition: To go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship for pleasure; take a trip; journey.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "clawed 2" hand (handshape) with the palm half down or half outward (orientation) in space (location) moves in a semi-circular motion -- slightly rightward, upward, and leftward (movement).
Learner tip: This sign is one-handed. It's not uncommon to find ASL beginners signing TRAVEL with the non-dominant palm in classes. Don't use the passive or non-dominant palm.
This ASL verb 'travel' can be inflected to convey continuous or repeated aspects as well as other meanings.
Peppy five-year-old kindergarten kids lined up with their backpacks for a big field TRIP to a playground a few minutes walk away. Fast forward to the post-graduation as if life wasn't enough, two weary travelers WANDERED into town. They had been GLOBETROTTING throughout the lands on a long TREK to find themselves. They SOJOURNED in Far East to do meditation and soul-searching. Their JOURNEY took them BACKPACKING through the Alps, on a HIKE through the Sahara. They VOYAGED across the vast oceans, and TOURED the world. They were a JETSETTER on an ADVENTURE to find themselves, and after all that, they finally found themselves at a mall kiosk where a little red arrow pointed to a circle that said "You are here".
Temporal aspects: recurring and continuous.
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