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American Sign Language: "embassy"



Don't ask me where I picked up this sign. I honestly can't remember. I think it was when I was in Guyana. Or maybe Taipei. I get the concept though. The hand position of the dominant hand is a bit awkward, but it is obviously representing a flag posted on a building.

EMBASSY:

 

The version I use seems somewhat similar to the Portuguese sign for "embassy" shown via the "spreadthesign" website. (See: https://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/6/136141.mp4 )   

So I'm thinking it was probably Guyana that I must have learned the version I show on my page.
The Arabic (Syrian) sign is based on a flag: https://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/53/478319.mp4
The sign used in India for embassy is also flag based: https://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/29/146543.mp4

Other than that though there seems to be a  a WIDE variety of signs used worldwide for "embassy."  I like the flag versions because as far as I know "all" (or at least "most") embassies have flags.

Jolanta demonstrates (at Handspeak) what is "probably" going to be considered the "citation" (cough cough "right") version of EMBASSY. 
See: https://www.handspeak.com/word/search/index.php?id=661
That version shows up as the "ASL" version of "embassy" over at spreadthesign as well.

It would be "interesting" to see how Bryan Rodrigues signs "embassy." 
https://tt.usembassy.gov/thirty-two-sign-language-interpreters-benefit-signing-workshop/
Seems to me he would be quite the expert on that particular sign.

 



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