Signs for LADYBUG

ASL image for ladybug

Meaning: A small beetle typically red or yellow with black spots.

Related signs: BUG, BEETLE.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Baby Signing

Not long before, the Deaf mother read the baby books about the ladybugs to her baby Juli who then began to sign "ladybug" at age 1;3.

The mother scratched her head how and why Juli pointed multiple on her torso, when she regularly signed LADYBUG. Later, she realized that Juli probably signed the classifier that the mother exposed it to her and it stuck to her mind.

Signing the classifier (two-handed "F" handshape altenately pointed to the torso) made the production easier than the ASL signword LADYBUG. Eventually, she signed LADYBUG.

Signing at age 4.

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