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American Sign Language: "recipe"

In a message dated 6/11/2013 1:23:13 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Elyn Tibbs, a student at writes:

Hello Dr. Vicars,

Is there a sign for "recipe"? I cannot find the sign and many Youtube videos show people fingerspelling it.

Thank you for your time,

Elyn Tibbs
ASL I Student

Hello :)
In general the concept of "recipe" is indeed fingerspelled.  I encourage you to practice spelling "recipe" over and over again until you can spell it fast enough that you are no longer concerned about finding a "sign" for it and are instead perfectly comfortable spelling it just as you see Deaf people do.

I will however mention a couple of signs related to the concept of "recipe" that you may find helpful.

CARD-(square or rectangle)

Draw a rectangle in the air with your index fingers and thumbs.

INSTRUCTIONS / describe / explain

Hold "F" hands out in front of you and slide one forward while you slide the other backward. Then alternate the movement.

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