A student asked me how to sign "Amish."
I suggested that she search "Youtube.com" to see if anything came up
for "Deaf" and Amish -- or ASL and Amish.
<< Dr. Bill
Well I’ve been watching
YouTube video’s for an hour and in all but one video “Amish” is
fingerspelled. In one of the video’s a young man uses an “a”
hand in front of chin (palm left) and double taps on chin with the
thumb (similar to “secret” but done a
- Laurie >>
Thus I think it is safe to say that (at this time) in general the
concept of Amish is fingerspelled by most native Deaf Adults.
My wife and I both just spell it. None of my friends seem to
know of a specific sign for it.
However, I do think it interesting that there "is" a sign floating
around out there for "Amish" that is most likely an initialized sign
based (somewhat) on the sign for "BEARD."
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