Definition: The anniversary of the day on which a person was born.
There may be regional/generational variations for BIRTHDAY.
Compound sign: BIRTH+DAY (older generational variation as well as found in some regions).
[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 written digit for HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Both written ASL images contributed by Adrean.
The little girl (age 4;3) made a little birthday party for her mother. All conversations took in American Sign Language (ASL). Sorry, no English subtitle at this time.
"I love when the girl signs one-handed because she has a fork in her hand." -- David Brooks, 2020.
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