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Usage: Why

Why can be a question or a statement. If it is a question then it is signed like you would naturally think of the word why (touch your forehead with fingertips of the dominant hand and pull out to a y). However, when used as a statement it should be signed like reason (the sign […]

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Usage: Ordain

The word ordain came up in a meeting today. The speaker said that “God ordained this meeting.” To me that means that God planned the meeting. However, the interpreter used the sign which means to ordain for ministry. Other meanings for the word ordain is to establish or to decree. Establish: “to ordain a new […]

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