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    • Hi all! I have been on and off learning BSL for a few years as I've too much on to fully commit so I'm a complete beginner! While I remember most of what I learned, my friend did this sign to me last weekend while we were at a wedding and I don't know what it means. Can anyone help out? It won't let me attach the video as it is MP4, but it is the help for sign, except moving your thumb as well. So closed fist with thumb sticking up lying on outstretched palm. Move thumb from side to side. I can't find it anywhere on the net and it's really annoying me because I recognise it so any help would be much appreciated!   P.S Sorry in advance if this was my friend being funny and is actually a swear or rude word.
    • I think you could use this informally, with friends/as a 'home sign'. Or if you were doing a speech/presentation where you would be repeating the word a lot you could fingerspell it once and signal that you are going to use that sign for platinum. For any new people you meet though they probably wouldn't immediately guess what you meant if you used 'P' the same as gold/silver, so then you may have to switch to fingerspelling, just for clarity. I think in most casual/informal situations and especially with friends it can be helpful to develop signs for a word you might use often, or that is hard to spell Just an opinion/my thoughts from my experience though, not a rule for signing in general.
    • I'm sorry but I'm not sure there is one, you can always finger spell it if you need to. x
    • I don't think there is a sign for Olive, you can finger spell it if you need to, but I've just searched it up in the BSL dictionary and there isn't one.   Very sorry x
    • The sign for Alpaca is a bit like that, except you put your elbow ontop of your other arm and Do that sign, but with no movement.   Video here: https://youtu.be/G-txp8YBpCI Hope this helps! x 
    • Ty! Much appreciated! Could Platinum maybe be the same as Gold and Silver, but with a P? x
    • The sign for Wales is to hold up your three middle fingers bent slightly forward (like a claw), and move your hand straight downwards. Video here:  https://www.signbsl.com/sign/wales   The sign for Rose is the same as 'flower' but you use the lip-pattern (mouthing the word) rose, the sign is put your finger and thumb together and touch either side under your nose, like smelling a flower. Video here:  https://www.signbsl.com/sign/rose     The sign for diamond is your non-dominant hand held flat, palm down (As if you were going to show someone your ring) and your dominant hand on top of that hand, fingers together and then open and close them quickly, as if to show sparkling of a diamond. Video here: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/diamond   There isn't an actual sign for platinum you would fingerspell p-l-a-t-i-n-u-m. You could use the sign for metal with the lip-pattern platinum, the sign for metal is your index finger taps your chin twice. Video (for metal) here: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/metal   Hope this helps  
    • I don't think there is one, you would finger spell c-y-a-n, you could use the sign for blue, that would be the closest actual sign. You could combine fingerspelling followed by the sign for blue straight after, that would probably be the clearest way to sign it with an actual sign.
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