Sign Language Saturdays No. 1

Inspired by my Saturday-night ASL practice sessions and outings with Deaf Night Out, I’m starting a new feature: Sign Language Saturdays.

Every week, I’ll post a link to an interesting word or phrase in American Sign Language (ASL). These could be words or phrases I’ve learned recently or have known for a while and just think are worth sharing. And occasionally, just for fun, I may even post about a foreign sign language like New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) or French Sign Language (LSF).

A disclaimer: I’m not Deaf and am simply sharing to share knowledge and awareness of the overall awesomeness of signed languages, though I am nowhere near an expert on them. (Though If anyone is interested I could point you to Deaf experts on signed languages and linguistics, and Deaf history and culture, as well as the literature available on these topics).

So, without further ado, this week’s word in ASL is a variation of “introspect,” to analyze oneself, myself, or self, to look inside one’s own thoughts or feelings.

Check out the video below:

As we start the new year, some introspection could help us start off on the right “hand”!