tongue-between-teeth in ASL

Kimberley A. Shaw kshaw at WELLESLEY.EDU
Tue Oct 11 16:31:26 UTC 2005

Hm -- I think that "tongue resting under upper teeth" feels more accurate
to me, as I reproduce the sign I'm trying to write. So I'll use that one!
>From what I understand of the descriptions online of the tongue symbols on
the left, none of them *quite* describe what I'm after ... as the tongue
is definitely *held* between the teeth, not just happening to be between
Thank you for the advice! I'll be updating the ASL entry in "Puddle" for
"obsess" accordingly.

sw-l at on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 10:19 AM
-0500 wrote:
>SignWriting List
>October 11, 2005
>Kimberley A. Shaw wrote:
>> I need help in SignWriting an expression which is very typical for  
>> ASL ...
>> but for which I am not finding a symbol in Signmaker. Namely, that of
>> holding the tip of the tongue between one's teeth.
>Hello Kimberley and Everyone!
>OK. Attached are the Tongues and Teeth symbols in the IMWA. The  
>second section for Teeth, the first row under column 2 and 3 show  
>Tongue Resting on Top of Lower Teeth, and Tongue Resting Under Upper  
>But I am not so sure the Teeth are so important. I might have chosen  
>one of the Tongues to the left...
>Do you have questions on what all these mean?  Val ;-)

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