Signs for ENGLAND

How to sign "England" and the cities in England.

Meaning: One of the countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Related signs: England is a country that is part of UNITED KINGDOM in EUROPE. The (sign) language of Deaf people is British Sign Language known as BSL.

Signs for the cities in England

Related signs: LONDON.

Meaning: a city in the West Midlands, England. [Video captured from BBC See Hear, July 5, 2002, FB]

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "big-G", palm facing left, in front of the nose, moves forward while transforming from the "big-G" to the "flat 0" handshape.

No sign in ASL. Use fingerspelling. Using a loanword from BSL is okay as long as you use do fignerspelling first and introducing the sign as most ASL speakers aren't familiar with it.

More signs for the cities will be added. If you're Deaf from U.K., you're welcome to submit the videos.

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