Hello! Next week -- no, this Friday is Valentine's Day!
I have a different video with many many signs related to Valentine's Day,
but today, I want to focus on the word "love" -- L-O-V-E.
Depending on the context, you maybe would use a different sign, so let's discuss!
Okay, "love". Now if you have already learned any ASL...
you have maybe seen the sign "I love you."
This is the "ILY" sign. It means "love"? No...
It means "I love you." "I love you."
Why? Because it's the "I", "L". and "Y" handshapes,
all together, becomes this: "I love you."
So this ILY handshape is commonly used.
You can use it with a sweetheart to really mean, you know, "I love you."
It can also be used with friends or people tend to use it more casually.
You might bend the index finger: "Oh bye I love you!"
Also, in general, you can sign it out to an audience.
For example, here on YouTube, I may sign:
"Bye! Thank you for watching! I love you!"
And it's true! Thank you for watching!
I love you - I'm so happy that you're here.
So anyway, back to the ILY sign.
That means "love you".
It may be serious; it may be more casual with friends, that.
I love you.
"LOVE" is used with a romantic or family relationship.
"I love you", or "I love them."
So again, so far we have "love you", or "love ya!"
Now, last, I'm going to show the sign "love it"...
That tends to be written as the words KISS FIST
Why? Because you're kissing the back of your fist!
You can kiss it; you don't need to.
That sign KISSFIST means what?...
It also is the English word "love", in English but...
it means for family love? No. Friends? Sweethearts? No.
KISSFIST tends to be for things, like maybe "I love it!" -- "it".
For example, maybe a TV show -- love it!
An activity, you can love it.
BOOK, AUTHOR, KISS FIST.
A kind of food - love it.
So that's KISS FIST -- is different.
So again: "love you" (ILY),
LOVE -- relationships love,
and KISS FIST - love it, things.
Okay, these three -- "I love you", LOVE, KISSFIST.
First: normal speed. Second: half speed.
Third: Regular but with English support.
Again: MY FAMILY, I LOVE.
Again: MY FRIEND (there), HER NEW BOYFRIEND, SHE LOVE.
YOU LOVE ME, (do you)?
The "I love you" sign tends to itself kind of be a sentence: "love you", "love ya."
Maybe you're my friend and recently you've helped me with something.
I can tell you: "Thank you! Love you, thank you."
Thank you, love ya
KISSFIST! A few examples...
TV SHOW TITLE "Friends", I LOVE-IT. MY FAVORITE.
THAT BOOK, I LOVE-IT.
MOUNTAIN HIKING, I LOVE-IT.
Okay, that was a few examples!
If you have other examples you want to share, comment!
Again: "I love you", LOVE, and "love it" / KISSFIST.
Happy Valentine's Day! Love you!
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