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Sign: grits


 
In a message dated 5/4/2005 9:13:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time, anni@______.com writes:

Hello,
I recently purchased your book and web site on CD.  I am going to be working through the lessons (eventually for credit, but we donít have the money right now).  But in the meantime, I have a couple of sign questions for you.  I need to know the signs for two words, and I canít find them anywhere.  I need the signs for ďgrits.Ē   Being from California, you might not know what grits are.  Grits are to corn what Cream of Wheat is to wheat.  My father is from the south, and we eat grits in our family.  Our daughters (who both use sign, even though they are hearing) both love it.  The baby uses signs exclusively to communicate because she has speech delays (but not language delays, thanks to sign!).  She was trying to ask for grits the other morning, and got so frustrated because she didnít know the sign. 
Thanks for your help. 
Anni W_______
West Lafayette, IN

Anni,
Hello. 
I grew up in Utah.  I lived in Indiana for a year.  I lived in Texas for three-years, (in Beaumont--near Louisiana).
"So, yesm'm, ah knows whats grits is."
There is no established sign for "grits."  Most adult Deaf would just fingerspell G-R-I-T-S. Since you want a sign to use with your speech delayed baby you could sign CORN-SOUP.    A more "signed English" way would be to sign "soup" using a "G" hand instead of an "H" hand.
 
Bill
 
 

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