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chronic (in American Sign Language - ASL)

The concept of "chronic" can be expressed a variety of ways in American Sign Language. Some of the approaches to signing "chronic" include:

1. Inflect the sign CONTINUE by using a double movement and a somewhat exasperated facial expression.
2. AGAIN AGAIN CONTINUE
3. STUBBORN
4. Inflect the sign CONTINUE by extending the movement (and adding an intense facial expression).

Various individual signs can incorporate the concept of "chronic" into their movement (consider the subtle difference between INJURY/hurt-[single-twist-jab movement] and PAIN-ongoing-[repeated circular movement]. Or SIT vs. SIT-[long-time / sedentary]



 

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