Green in Sign Language – Video & Image Included
The United Kingdom has recognised British Sign Language (BSL) as a language (UK). The deaf community is the primary user of it. However, it’s becoming increasingly more popular for those who are hearing and want to learn and use the language themselves.
Today we’ll learn the word Green in sign language. In most sign languages, the Green sign is different. But today, we’ll just talk about British Sign Language or BSL.
Further you can check out the blog, “Why is British Sign Language Important” for more information on BSL.
Green in Sign Language
We have linked a video below. Please watch it first. Don’t worry about its pace. We’ll explain it in detail to you.
Please follow the steps we’ll discuss shortly.
- Start with a normal posture.
2. Now bend all the fingers of your right hand and move them in front of your face, as shown in the picture above.
3. Say the word ‘Green’ while doing the sign.
So, that’s the first version of the word. Now let’s see the second version. This is the two-handed version of the word
1. Start with a normal posture again.
2. Place your right hand on top of your left hand, as shown in the picture above.
3. Now gently rub your right hand over your left hand and move it upwards.
4. Say the word ‘Green’ while you’re signing.
Points to Remember
Let’s briefly go over a few things.
- Firstly, we need to understand that BSL is a two-handed language. So, what does that mean?
In BSL, the pen and paper are represented by both of our hands. Your pen is in your right hand if that is the one you use most often. So naturally, the paper is in your left hand, which is your non-dominant hand. When you sign BSL signs, it will look as if you’re writing something on your non-dominant hand.
Especially in comparison to ASL signs, where we only use one hand for signs, BSL signs require two hands. However, BSL does not always need two hands to sign every word. For example, we can use just one hand to sign the word Green.
- Secondly, sign languages are completely visual forms of communication. If your audience can’t see you well, communicating will feel like holding a gloved hand over your lips.
It’s important to remember that if your audience can see you clearly, you won’t run the chance of being misunderstood.
So, that’s how we say Green in sign language. Be sure the person you’re communicating with can see you. Some signs appear inappropriate if others cannot see what you are doing. Finally, practice regularly. You’ll remember the sign better if you regularly practise.
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