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American Sign Language: "reunion"


Also see:  "meet" page.
Also see: "meeting" page.



If you want to say that you are going to a family reunion, you could do the sign "family" and then do the sign "GATHER-to."  Don't get hung up on the concept of  "RE" in the word "reunion."  It is obvious that if you are a family that means at one time you were with your parents (if only at birth).  The idea of a family reunion means "A family gathering."  For this you can use the sign "GATHER-to."


GATHER-to:
This sign indicates a bunch of individuals coming together in the same place.

Click here for an animation of "REUNION"
 




MEETING-group:


Note: If you are talking about "one person meeting another person" see the "meet" page.
 



In a message dated 6/1/2003 8:14:34 AM Central Daylight Time, deja1193@_______.net writes:

Hi Bill,
Sorry to bother you. Just wanted to know, if you were talking about a Family Reunion, would that be the same as signing. FAMILY+PICNIC? Or is there another sign for that.
Thank you
Jerry


Hi Jerry,
For "family reunion" I've always signed "FAMILY AGAIN MEETING." Note...the sign meeting uses all the fingers and the thumb of both hands and is different from the sign "meet" which only uses the index fingers of each hand. Another good way to sign family reunion would be to sign "FAMILY" and then sign "gather to central place."  (I'll have to post the sign "gather to one place" at this web someday.
Bill





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