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SANDWICH in sign language
To sign "sandwich" in American Sign Language (ASL), there is a few variations. And, learn how to make a BLT sandwich in ASL.
Definition: An item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a layer of meat, cheese, or other filling between them.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant whole hand bent without fingers and thumb touching in front of the lower face or mouth, palm down, move sideways to left if right-handed twice at the wrist.
Pronunciation (sign description): This one is more difficult for beginners. Non-dominant whole hand bent without fingers and thumb touching in front of the mouth, palm down, fingers and thumb facing right. Dominant "15" handshape or bent whole hand with fingers facing the face in front of the non-dominant hand, palm down, moves sideways twice toward the non-dominant hand between fingers and thumb of the non-dominant hand.
How to sign a BLT sandwich in ASL
Learn how to describe a BLT sandwich, using classifiers and OSV structure. Suitable for ASL level 102/201. To make the video slow, click on the video's three-dot menu and select playback speed.
The signer opens with the ASL signword BREAD, specifically a toast, then use the classifier for the bread. With the non-dominant hand is set as a classifier and referent which is consistent for the rest of the narrative.
Next, BUTTER along with its classifier. Then, CHEESE with a classifier for a few slices of cheese. Use a different classifier if the cheese were shredded, like the shredded lettuce mentioned next by the signer. On top, BACON with its classifier on the non-dominant palm. Or any other meat you can add. As for TOMATO, use either classifiers of flat palm-down hand or curled "L" handshape. Lastly, use the dominant-handed classifier, which refers to the other slice of bread, on top of the non-dominant hand. Close with the classifier that depicts how one eats a big or thick sandwich.
Hope you've just finished your LUNCH. :)
Related signs: FOOD, HAMBURGER.
[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 digit for "SANDWICH" (variation) contributed by Todd Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2019.
Written ASL digit for "SANDWICH" (variation) contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2018.