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American Sign Language: "hermit / talk to yourself"

The sign for "hermit" also means "talk to yourself." Use "I" handshapes and bring them together twice in front of you.

HERMIT or "Talking to yourself."



In a message dated 10/17/2007 2:29:19 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Teach2ski2 writes:
What does the sign....two pinkie fingers touching together on and off, in front of you palms in...mean?  Cindy thought it meant "talk to yourself"  but now we are not sure.
- Marci

Hey, Cindy is right on. The sign "HERMIT" does indeed mean "talk to yourself."
A way to remember it is to think of the Signed English sign for "I" and then think of two "I's" together having a conversation.
--Dr. Bill

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