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Signs for BANQUET
Definition: an elaborate and formal evening meal for many people, often followed by speeches.
Old sign for 'banquet' in 1913. Still used today.
Video clip source from "The Preservation of Sign Language" (1913) video by George W. Veditz (1861-1937), then-President of the NAD (National Association of the Deaf).
"The Parisian Deaf banquets from 1840 onwards have bequeathed to us indications of a more powerful vision of Deafhood, Deaf spirituality and Deaf Nation politics, existing before the rise of Oralism." -- Fischer & Lane, 1993 (via Paddy Ladd's Deafhood book).
Photo: Deaf Way 2002 gala banquet in Washington, D.C.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL for "BANQUET". The double line represents both hands used. Digit contributed Todd Hicks in by the ASLwrite community, 2017.