This is the opposite of "how do you sign", but I thought this would still be the place to post it.
I'll start with the context. A woman was discussing that she'd just had surgery, and that normal surgery would have involved a long hospital stay, but because she had a different type of surgery, she was home in one day. She mouthed the type of surgery, and it was not laproscropic. The mouthing kind of looked like "roommate". I'll try to describe the sign she used:
both hands B handshape, fingers oriented forward, palms facing each other, each hand on its own side of the body but located a little closer to center than the arms would hang naturally. Elbows bending and hands alternatingly slice down through space (torso height).
This is online, but the video is on a website where you have to register to see it. Registration is free, but I didn't want to post a link that wouldn't work directly. If someone wants the link, let me know. (It's part of the OICmovies.com website.)
I'm trying to find away to sign a word, but all I've got is the literal meaning and I can't make sense of it. Anyone willing to give it a try? The literal meaning is "Above beauty delicate to-atone educable".
I'm guessing this is why you want to know...
You'd just fingerspell "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (and perhaps first say "fancy long word from the movie Mary Poppins")
I don't think I'd be able fingerspell it without losing track of where I am within the word. Right now, I can only fingerspell 1 to 5 letter words and very slowly.
It's a "nonsense word" - so there's no point in bothering with a literal translation anyway. The meaning is irrelevant within the song (and movie) and elaborating on it's purposed etymological roots won't be beneficial for context or understanding for either hearing or deaf people.
I just thought it'd be fun, that's all. :Oops: