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ENGLISH: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "English" (or England)

 

This sign can mean either English or England.  The specific meaning depends on context.
Some people use a double movement for this sign, but I tend to just do it once.


ENGLISH / ENGLAND


 

ENGLISH / or England:

 



HER FAVORITE CLASS WHAT-rhet, ENGLISH-fs

 

 

Glosses for practice:
Sample sentence: Do you like studying English? = ENGLISH, YOU LIKE STUDY YOU?
Sample sentence: Do you like studying English? = YOU LIKE STUDY ENGLISH YOU?

 


Notes: 

 

See: ENGLAND


 

Memory aid or possible origin:

This sign looks "Queen Elizabeth I with her hand firmly in control of a round earth."  (Mackie, 2022)



Picture:  "Armada Portrait"
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I#/media/File:Elizabeth_I_(Armada_Portrait).jpg (public domain) {{PD-1996}} 
(Formerly attributed to George Gower - http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/elizarmada.jpg )


 


Reference: Mackie, Adam. (4/12/2022) personal correspondence.

 




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