In a message dated 4/4/2006 8:52:21 AM Pacific Daylight Time, aries_662001@ writes:
How would u sign
i have searched online in dictionaries and i cant find
how u would sign this.
would it be one sign? a combo?
How you express "underestimate" in ASL will depend on what is being underestimated.
For example, if I underestimated an opponent's physical strength, I might sign:
I THOUGHT HIM WEAK, WRONG! HE STRONG!
If I have underestimated a test:
I THOUGHT TEST "NOTHING-TO-IT" HIT-(me in the face) HARD!If I have underestimated expenses or money:
I FIGURED 50 DOLLARS. not-ENOUGH.There are many, many ways to express the concept of "underestimate."
If it were to be used again and again in a spoken lecture I would not mind if the interpreter signed "LESS-than ESTIMATE-(guess)"Cordially,