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YUMMY in sign language
How to sign "yummy" in American Sign Language (ASL)? Same for "yum-yum".
Meaning (interjection, food): very pleasing to the taste; tasting extremely good.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant horizontal flat hand, palm in contact with abdomen moves in circular motion twice.
"yum-yum" -- interjection used to express pleasurable satisfaction especially in the taste of food.
Kid signing "yummy"
The video shows how the bilingual ASL-speaking kid learned the ASL interjection "yummy".
Unlike the ASL word DELICIOUS which is much difficult to utter for ASL-speaking toddlers, the ASL sign "yummy" is easier. Because, the "8" handshape in DELICIOUS is marked, one of the most difficult handshapes to acquire in early language development.
In the video, the ASL-speaking mother and the child used both ASL words "delicious" and "yummy" interchangeably. This way was used to transition from "yummy" to "delicious" over the months.
Related signs: DELICIOUS, TASTY, WATERMOUTHING.