ASL sign for: RIVER


Meaning: a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream.

The handshape can be also palms down and loose in this similar movement.


Related signs: STREAM.

Gloss: /\RIVER/\ /\MY BROTHER/\ IX1 CAN SWIM CL:bank(passive hand) CL:1-across-river(pathline+aah).

English equivalent: My brother can swim across the river.

Assertion (nodding) for CAN; mouthing "aah" for the pathline which indicates a long (or slow thus long) swim. The pathline has a shaking movement which indicates a long or slow and long path.