DUCK in sign language

ASL written for DUCK

What can be a childhood without a yellow rubber duck in a bath? Bright yellow with a red beak brings joy and energy, especially while bathing or playing in the water.

ASL sign for DUCK

How to sign "duck" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat "13" with its back of hand in contact with lower face or mouth taps twice. The handshape is different from BIRD.

Kid signing "duck"

The time-lapse video shows how a bilingual ASL-speaking child acquired the word "duck" in ASL.

During the one-word stage of language development, the linguistic movement from the shoulder to the wrist to knuckles takes time to develop (think of proximalization).


What sound does a duck make? QUACK QUACK.

Related words: BIRD, GOOSE.

Written ASL

[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.]

ASL writing for DUCK

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