ASL sign for GRIEF

Adam Frost icemandeaf at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 6 02:49:12 UTC 2007

That actually was the easy part. The hard part was to get the handshapes so that they are readable. Val had sugguested the wrist and arms to show it because it wasn't clear without it. I was wondering how you would have written the sign without seeing it already. Just from the movements. I was carious to see what other views on the sign were. It may be that this is the best writing. I don't know because I haven't seen others. 



-----Original Message-----
From: "Charles Butler" <chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 19:41:14 
To:sw-l at
Subject: Re: [sw-l] ASL sign for GRIEF

I've seen it with both fist hands and a hands, but the motion is exactly right. Think of wringing out a towel, and you have the right motion. 

Adam Frost <adam at> wrote: This was the best image that I could find of grief. The person started with more open hands then I do, but it is still correct. (Just a little accent of mine, I guess.)

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On 4/5/07, sutton at : <mailto:sutton at> <sutton at <mailto:sutton at> > wrote:  
Here it is...I think the sign for GRIEF is hard to write properly, to get the exact palm facing...there seems to be a wrist involved...does anyone have a better way to write it? This is Adam's definition for the sign for can find it under CRY in the ASL Dictionary...Val ;-) 

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