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American Sign Language: "seed" or "to plant"

The concept of a "seed" is generally fingerspelled S-E-E-D.

The plural form of the concept, "seeds" is expressed by rubbing your fingers and thumb together as if your were sprinkling seeds onto the ground.  You could sign "seeds" and then hold up a modified "G" hand (as if showing an individual seed) to mean "seed."

Suppose you needed a sign for "planting" or I'm going to "plant" my garden this weekend?  You could use the sign below.  Make sure to "rub your fingers and thumb together" as you move the hand forward about a foot.  If you don't move the hand forward and you rub the fingers and thumb together a couple times--it can mean "seeds."

SEEDS =  "planting seeds" (verb)


If you use a single, strong, forward movement in which the thumb slides across the fingers once and ends up "extended" and pointing down a bit that would mean "planted."



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