Originally Posted by Lily7
What is the sign for "fluent", or if there is no sign for that word, how would you sign the concept of it? I would like to know how to say "I am not fluent in sign language, only conversational", for example.
I wondered if I would use the signs for "exact" or "perfect". Or maybe initialize that sign with "F", would that work?
Around here (language weirdness center of the ASL universe, Wisconsin) most of the time this is how I see the sign "perfect"...with an F handshape.
As for fluent, it depends on what you mean. Are you talking about the rate/pace/smoothness of the language? Or do you mean the overall ability and large vocabulary with good grasp of grammar type of fluency? Both are distinct meanings of the word in linguistic circles. The first would seem to fit the signs for smooth/awkward, as posted above. The second would fit with the sign for skill, also posted above.