MAGIC in Sign Language
How to sign this magical word?
ASL Sign for "magic"
Definition: The art or practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature; the use of special powers to make things happen that would usually be impossible.
Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed flat "0" hands (handshape) apart in space (location), its fingers or palms pointing outward (orientation), both move in small cirular motion and then the "flat 0" hands spread out into the "5" handshape (movement).
Related signs: SUPERNATURAL, OCCULT.
Kid Signing MAGIC
Kids say the darndest, sometimes magical, things in sign language.
This three year old (3;6) bilingual girl Juli played a magical fairy to make her mother a beautiful princess. Aww.
Then, she asked her mother to cast a magic on her to become a pretty princess, using a white-seed dandelion. This, hence, explains for the seed/weed spread in the lawn, ha.
Notice that she is signing one-handed because of holding a dandelion in the other non-dominant hand.
[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 digit written and contributed by Todd Hicks in the ASLwrite community, 2017.