October 12, 2005
Modified October 11, 2010
from previous page...
In summary, I just wrote
a very simple sign. It is one of the many signs
for HELP in ASL:
What step-by-step process did I follow?...
1. Write the CENTER of the sign.
2. Write the Movement, relating to the CENTER,
in one of 8 possible positions. In this case,
it was the UP position.
4. What if the movement
is forward, instead of up?
If the movement is straight FORWARD, the arrows
encircle the CENTER once again, but now they are
arrows with single-stems. Pretend you are looking
down on the movement, from the Top View. The movement
is parallel with the Floor: