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Purple in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

Lead Academy
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Purple is a range of different shades that fall between red and blue. It’s a deep, rich colour between crimson and violet.

So, how do you say purple in sign language? Since the word differs depending on the sign language, we’ll only talk about British Sign Language or BSL today.

So let’s get started.

Purple in Sign Language

Before we start our main discussion today, let’s find out some of the common myths about sign language.

  • One of the most limiting and pernicious myths about sign language is that it “originally belongs” to a specific group of people, namely the deaf community, and that ‘hearing’ people don’t need to learn sign language, which is not true.
  • The assumption that sign language is universal is another myth. The truth is that there are more than 300 different sign languages used all across the world, and despite some similarities, they cannot all be recognised as the same.

So now let’s dive into our main topic today: How to say purple in sign language?

Now follow the steps below.

BSL interpreter standing

1. Start with a normal posture.

BSL interpreter with both the hands raised

2. Raise both of your hands.
3. Make a circle with the index finger and thumb of your right hand and join it with the index finger of your left hand, as shown in the picture above.

BSL interpreter signing Purple

4. Now tap the index finger of your left hand with the index finger of your right hand.
5. Say the word “purple” as you are signing.

So, that’s the first version of the word. Now let’s see the second version.

British Sign Language interpreter in a steady posture

1. Start with a normal posture.

British Sign Language interpreter touching her face with right hand

2. Place your hand in front of your face, like in the picture above.

British Sign Language interpreter signing purple

3. Now remove your hand from the front of your face and move it downwards, as shown in the picture above.
4. Say the word as you are signing.


So that’s how we say ‘purple’ in sign language. Nobody learns anything right away, so just keep practising the signs until they get set in your memory, and you can recognise them. In order to achieve the best outcomes, make sure to concentrate on what you are learning.

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