SUMMER in sign language

How to sign "summer", "summertime" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: The season between spring and autumn; the warmest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from June to August and in the southern hemisphere from December to February.

Sign description: Dominant clawed forefinger or "X" hand, palm down, brushes across the forehead once. Variation of the movement may be either one slightly long movement or two short repetitions.

Minimal pairs for handshape: The shape of the index finger for SUMMER is a hook or claw, unlike BLACK which has a handshape of the straight index finger.


Minimal pairs for handshape (same movement and location except for the handshape): BLACK, FORGET, MIND-BLANKED, LITHUANIA...

Minimal pairs for location: DRY.

Signs of the other seasons: SPRING, AUTUMN, WINTER.

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