EARTH in sign language

A drawing of Earth by preschooler Juli
A drawing of Earth by Juli, age 4.

What is "Eyeth"? Find out below.

ASL sign for EARTH

Meaning: The planet on which we live; the world.

Related signs: PLANET, Mother Earth, WORLD, CONTINENT, GALAXY.

Deaf Humor

What is Eyeth?

Clue: You are on our planet right now.

More hint? Notice the difference between EARth and EYEth?

In our Deaf world or ASL culture, we lovingly call this planet EYETH.

Eyeth is a term for an imaginary planet for people of the eye (Deaf), in which everyone speaks in visual-manual modality, in contrast to Earth where everyone speaks in vocal-auditory modality. More on Eyeth.

Sign Language/Deaf Quotes

"The belief that speech is central to language is an analog to the belief that earth is the center of the universe. The former is still practiced today -- hundreds of years older than the latter." -- Jolanta Lapiak, 2000s.

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.]

How to write ASL for EARTH

Written ASL digit for EARTH. [Contributed by Todd Hicks, ASLwrite, 2019]

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