The sign for "photography" is based on the sign "take a
picture." The sign "PHOTOGRAPHY" is the same sign as
"take-a-PICTURE" and/or "CAMERA" but the
meaning is generally made clear via context.
"Take a picture." (photography)
"A photograph or picture"
"Hello Dr. Vicars,
I have been looking around through different sites including lifeprint, and
have not been able to find a sign for "photography" if it exists at all. I'm
new to ASL and am learning through an online course for school. In one of my
assignments, I'm required to tell a bit about myself, including some of my
hobbies, one being photography. How would I sign "I like photography"?
Just point at your self and then indicate that you like taking pictures.
I you note in the example below that I repeat the subject pronoun at the end
of the sentence. It isn't required to repeat the subject pronoun in
this situation, but I notice that is how I do it when I "practice" the
sentence to myself. I also add a bit of a nod on that last "I/me" sign.
- Dr. Bill
"I like photography" = "I/me LIKE take-PICTURE I/me"
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