ASL sign for: write

To trace or form (letters, words, or other symbols) on the surface, typically paper, with a pen, pencil, or other instruments; inscribe.

E.g. "She is writing a book."

To write on the board (e.g. whiteboard, blackboard, etc).

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.

ASL printable for write
ASL writing for WRITE

ASL digit for WRITE in ASL writing.

ASL writing for WRITE

Creative 3-dimensional image of ASL digit for "WRITE" by Todd Hicks, August 2018.

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