American Sign Language: "India"
Form your dominant hand into an "A"-handshape (with the thumb sticking
out a bit)
and then touch the tip of your thumb to your forehead and twist it twice.
Form your dominant hand into a "1"-handshape [also called an
"index-finger"-handshape] and twist the tip of your finger on your forehead twice.
not recommend tapping,
nor do I recommend using the pinkie
I've seen people do the INDIA sign using a tapping movement. I've also
seen it done with a pinkie finger (also called an "i"-hand). I do
A colleague of mine has started doing a version of "INDIA" that touches
the tip of an "X"-handshape to the cheek just under the eye and then
turning it palm-forward and moving it forward using a jabbing movement
that causes the sign to resemble a version of "NOTICE-something."
She says her friend from India uses it. While that may be the
case, I've not seen that version used on ANY of the major sites nor the
hands of any of my Deaf friends and associates (other than this one
person). If that version happens to spread and become popular it
will be time to record and post it. I suppose you could go over to my
NOTICE page and check out the one handed version of "NOTICE" to see what
her version looks like (minus the facial expression I'm doing in
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