ASL sign for TRIPLE


Meaning: three times as much or as many; threefold; having three parts of the same type, or happening three times.


Related signs: ONCE, TWICE.

Gloss: TREE/\ IX1-CL:1 TREE/\ IX2 CL:1(ix2)-UP TRIPLE.

English equivalent: This tree is three times taller than that one.

The base hand also functions as a spatial reference to indicate the shorter one while the dominant hand moves up (taller).

Study how spatial reference in ASL works. In English, a speaker uses the determiners, "this" and "that" to indicate two different trees. In ASL, spatial indexing is used for determiners.

How to write ASL for TRIPLE

Written ASL digit for TRIPLE. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2020]