Definition: ASL stands for American Sign Language used by culturally Deaf people in North America.
Also "Ameslan" (old term in the 1960s); Aslian (as in ASLian). They can refer to not only the language but also (Deaf) culture and people.
Gloss: PAST/BEFORE IX2 SCHOOL /\THAT(IX2)/\ START EVER-SINCE IX-me WANT++ to-WRITE #ASL.
English equivalent: Ever since I was at school, I've wanted to write ASL.
Raise eyebrows for the conditional clause and conjunction THAT. Normal eyebrow level for the clause after THAT START EVER-SINCE.
Maintain the same spatial reference for IX2 (a determiner for SCHOOL), SCHOOL, THAT, and START.
Intonation is used in this sentence.
Notice an inflection of the verb WANT (a different movement from the regular verb WANT), which means to show a desire for learning how to write ASL.
Three letters A S L written in ASL. Explored calligraphy in 2014.
Experimented with digital calligraphy in April 2018.
Experimented with the animated writing by Jolanta in May 2018.
Learn more about American Sign Language, the core of our cultural identity.