ASL sign for READ

Definition: To look at carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.)

This base sign is a verb that can be inflected for different meanings.


Variation: reading a newspaper.

Related signs: SKIM, BOOKISH, BOOK, .

Gloss: /\YOUR BOOK/\ IX-me FINISH/ALREADY READ+++, [intj] VERY-GOOD[nod]

English equivalent: I've read your book. It's very good.

The intonation of the interjection (like "HEY") is a way of getting listener's attention. The gloss [nod] is an example of assertion.

Printable ASL for READ
ASL written for READ

Written ASL digit for "to read" or "reading". The handshape digit can be either vertical or horizontal.

Digit contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.