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Yellow in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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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 Yellow in sign language. In most sign languages, the yellow sign is different. But today, we’ll just talk about British Sign Language or BSL.

Yellow in Sign Language Alphabet

Before we get started on today’s main topic, let’s quickly go over a few things.

  •  The first is the fact that BSL is a two-handed language. So, what does that mean? 

Let’s explain.

In BSL, for example, 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 (dominant hand). Naturally, the paper is in your left hand, which is your non-dominant hand. It will look as if you’re writing something on your non-dominant hand when you sign BSL signs.

Consider BSL signs to ASL signs, where we just use one hand for each sign. However, the BSL does not always need two hands to sign every word. For example, we’ll use just one hand to sign the word “Yellow.”

  • The second is the sign languages’ entire focus on visual communication. For this kind of language, visibility is necessary. It will be like communicating while tightly holding a hand over your lips if your audience can’t see you well. You’re not going to be heard or understood because of your confused, unclear pronunciation.

As this point suggests, it’s also crucial to remember that you won’t run the risk of being misunderstood if your audience can see you clearly. Some gestures are similar to some offensive gestures we use in combination with spoken language.

So let’s get to our main topic now. 

We have linked a video below. Please watch it first. Don’t worry about its pace. We’ll explain it in detail to you.

Now follow these steps described below

  1. Start with a normal posture.
Yellow sign in BSL
In BSL, for example, 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
Yellow in britsh sign language
it’s also crucial to remember that you won’t run the risk of being misunderstood if your audience can see you clearly
  1. Raise your right hand up.
  2. While raising it, keep an ‘O’ shape with your hand.
  3. And keep moving your hand.
  4. Say the word ‘Yellow’ while doing the sign.

So, that’s the first version of the word. Let’s now see the second version. This is the Two-handed version of the word.

sign language "Yellow"

  1. Start with a normal posture again.

Yellow in sign language uk

  1. Now touch the back side of the left hand twice with the index finger of your right hand.
  2. Say the word ‘Yellow’ while doing the sign.

Conclusion

So, that’s how we say Yellow in sign language. As you can see, there are two versions of the word. One of them needs both our hands to sign while the other one doesn’t. This is why visibility is key in sign language, especially in BSL, where there are a lot of words that need both our hands to sign. Practise regularly to cement the sign in your memory, so you won’t need to keep referring back to this tutorial.