ASL sign for: family

A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children.

Non-SEE sign; borrowed from another signed language. Probably old ASL. It's currently growing more common, replacing the F-handshaped sign FAMILY.

MOTHER, FATHER, CHILDREN.

Gloss: IX/\ REGARDLESS/NOT-MATTER IX NOT SPEAK, POSS FAMILY/\ CL:family IX1 CL:1 APPROACH/\ CL:C TEND-to CALM-DOWN + AFFECT.

English equivalent: Even if he doesn't speak, his mere presence has a calming effect on the family.

Spatial agreement of the subject (the man) and the subject (the family) with the verb (calm down and affect).

ASL printable for FAMILY

Hmm, no words found at the moment. Try synonyms?