To be desired or approved of; very satisfactory, enjoyable, pleasant, or interesting.
Handshape: either "5-close" or "5-bent" is fine.
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.
ASL written for "THANK-YOU" by Todd Hicks, 2017.
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Grammar: Use the present-time verbs and base words. If you look for "said", look up the word "say". Likewise, if you look for an adjective word, try the noun or vice versa. E.g. The ASL signs for French and France are the same. If you look for a plural word, use a singular word. For plurals, verb inflections, word order, etc., learn grammar in the ASL Learn section. ASL has its own grammar and structure in sentences.
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Variations: Some ASL signs have regional (and generational) variations across North America. Common variations are included, but specifically local variations are not included. Interact with your local community to learn their variations.
Inflection: Many ASL words, especially verbs, in the dictionary are a "base"; be aware that many of them are grammatically inflectable within ASL sentences.
Contextual meaning: Some ASL signs in the dictionary may not mean the same in different contexts and/or ASL sentences. You will see some examples in video sentences.
ASL is very much alive and indefinitely constructable as any spoken language. The best way to use ASL right is to immerse in daily interactions with Deaf/Ameslan people (or ASLians).