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  1. Yesterday
  2. Introduction

    Hi! My name is Aaron Jacob (but most people call me A.J.) and I am a beginner ASL signer. I have been taking classes for about three months now and am looking forward to learning more. I’m here to get some practice signing and further indulge myself in the deaf community. Thank you for welcoming me to your language
  3. Last week
  4. Hello!

    Hello! My name is Emily and I am currently taking ASL classes at my college, but I find it difficult practicing with some of my classmates, so I figured this would be a great way to practice!
  5. Hiiiiiii! :P

    Hey I would love to practice with you.
  6. Hello!

    Hello Abby, my name is Matt. I have studied ASL for four years and have become practically fluent. Looking for someone to practice with and to continue to become better. Let me know if you would be interested in chatting over video.
  7. Practice ASL

    Hello my name is Matt. I have studied ASL for four years and have become very proficient. I have had friends to practice with but see them less and less. Looking for someone to sign with and continue to expand my vocabulary. Looking for someone who fluent in the language/native speaker. Even if you are new and want to learn I am happy to help out with that as well.
  8. Hello!

    hello! My name is Abby. I just finished ASL 3 so I'm almost fluent. I want to help anyone who needs help practicing, learning new signs, building receptive skills, etc. Anyway, let me know if you need help Thank you
  9. Hiiiiiii! :P

    Hi guys my name is Blanca! I'm an asl beginner but I'm really looking forward to becoming a part of the ASL community! I currently taking a ASL 1 at my school and I'm loving it! Anybody who ever wants to chat or practice any signing let me know! I'm usually always free if not at work!
  10. Hiiiiiii! :P

    Hi guys my name is Blanca! I'm an asl beginner but I'm really looking forward to becoming a part of the ASL community! I currently taking a ASL 1 at my school and I'm loving it! Anybody who ever wants to chat or practice any signing let me know! I'm usually always free if not at work!
  11. Earlier
  12. Just Joined!

    Hello! My name is Tiara, and I am majoring in Physical Therapy while playing basketball at my college. I found out there was an American Sign Language class offered here so I jumped at the chance to take it. Unfortunately, it is only seen as an elective, and not equivalent to a language such as French or Spanish (which I totally don't understand). Currently, I am in the second semester of the class and this is my last one so I have been trying to find places where I could meet others that want to expand and also practice what they have already learned! My schedule is kinda hectic just because of my sport but if you want to try and practice, learn, or even just talk let me know! Thanks and I hope to make new ASL buddies
  13. Just Joined!

    Hello! My name is Tiara, and I am majoring in Physical Therapy while playing basketball at my college. I found out there was an American Sign Language class offered here so I jumped at the chance to take it. Unfortunately, it is only seen as an elective, and not equivalent to a language such as French or Spanish (which I totally don't understand). Currently, I am in the second semester of the class and this is my last one so I have been trying to find places where I could meet others that want to expand and also practice what they have already learned! My schedule is kinda hectic just because of my sport but if you want to try and practice, learn, or even just talk let me know! Thanks and I hope to make new ASL buddies
  14. Name Signs

    Thanks for the comments, y'all. Tbh though, now I feel torn lol Not sure who to listen to.
  15. Name Signs

    I have been in ASL for two semesters at college however I have greatly immersed myself into the deaf community. Every professor or deaf person I have met thus far has told me that its completely okay to ask for a name sign and if the deaf person doesn't want to give you a name sign they will decline. I actually received a name sign from someone who didn't really know me too well so when I was more into the community I asked one of the deaf people I knew if they'd give me a different name sign and they happily obliged. I think being hearing poses awkward situations because some things that deaf people do aren't considered rude in their culture even though it may seem rude to us.
  16. Name Signs

    I've been told that a hearing person should never ask for a name sign. It's rude. My understanding is that when you have immersed yourself enough in the Deaf community they will decided when it's time to give you a name sign. And honestly, I would bet it comes from annoyance. I imagine if you are enough of a part of the local Deaf community that Deaf people will get sick of FS your name and they'll give you a name sign out of personal convenience.
  17. Name Signs

    Hi! I'm an ASL 4 student in college. I have learned a lot about the cultural rules behind name signs (be they arbitrary or descriptive) but amazingly, even thou I have had four semesters of asl, I have never been given a sign name. I understand that a name sign should be given to you by a deaf person, but my professors and the people I have met at events have never given me one. I don't want to come across as rude so I want to know as much about this subject as possible. So I have a question... Is it considered rude in deaf culture to flat out ask someone to give you a name sign? Is it better to continue to wait to be given one or would it be ok if I asked for one from my professor? (I say my professor because he's more familiar with me so if I were to get a name sign, it makes more sense coming from him rather than someone else).
  18. Translation

    That's an English idiom. It might not make sense to a Deaf person. If you sign SHARE LOVE people might just think you're trying to say you're a slut.
  19. A.S.L in graphic novels.

    So, I'm gonna be a little bit of a di*k. This is kind of offensive. And you'll end up pissing off Deaf people doing this. This is at it's best cultural appropriation and at worst it's audism. This is taking a culture that you apparently know nothing about. A language that you obviously know nothing about. And then using those things for your own personal gain. If you want your graphic novel about deaf people. Why they need to be deaf, I don't know. Unless you're just using it because you feel your characters need to have a disability, and deaf was the winner of the day. But how are you going to give your book an "authentic feel" if you can't bother to take the time to learn enough about a culture to say a basic sentence? Do your own work. Learn it, like everyone else has had to. Spend some time with a deaf person. Learn who they are as people and then you can speak, as an outsider, to their culture. But to just ask someone to do work for you so you can gain from another culture is a little offensive.
  20. New to ASL! Hi!

    Hello! I'm Alex, and I love ASL! I started learning quite some time ago, but never really got into it. Recently, I watched a movie and suddenly I just knew that I needed to get more into it. The movie was Koe No Katachi/A Silent Voice, it's really good, highly recommend it. It's anime, and I'm not a big fan of anime, but it's still amazing. Anyways, after that, I began to learn ASL more seriously and took online courses and practice all the time! I'm not exactly looking for a practice partner since I'm actually kind of young and would prefer not video-chatting online or anything! Uh, yeah!
  21. Hello!

    Hello, my name is Alex. I have been fascinated with ASL since I was in 4th grade. Up until this point I have been practicing on my own but I am extremely interested in a degree in ASL Interpretation. I live in rural Montana so I need an online program. My concerns are that it would need to be exclusively online, and I would appreciate any input regarding an Associates vs. Bachelors degree. Thanks so much!
  22. Hi! I live in Montana! I know this is a little off topic from your post but I am so interested in hearing how you are earning your Bachelors in ASL Interpretation! I would so appreciate your reply as it is something I’ve been looking into for some time. I would love to sign with you sometime as well, although I’m in the Gallatin Valley.
  23. Hi! I’m Dinah.

    Hi! I’m 14 and I’m new to asl but I’d love to make a deaf friend or a hearing friend to practice asl with and have a conversation! I want to learn more asl and be able to use this new, beautiful language. Reply if you want to chat with me!
  24. New Friends!

    Hi! My name is Dinah and I’m a hearing person. I’m learning sign language currently and I’d like to chat with a deaf person! I think it would be really cool and a fun experience to make new friends.
  25. Hello! My name is Lynnaya. I am trying to prep for my certification. It's been a while since I've had my hands up and so I am in desperate need of practice. I am just shy of my bachelor's in ASL Interpreting. Please if you're in the Mission Valley, Montana area, look me up and we could sign f2f. Thank you!!
  26. Hello! My name is Lynnaya. I am trying to prep for my certification. It's been a while since I've had my hands up and so I am in desperate need of practice. I am just shy of my bachelor's in ASL Interpreting. Please if you're in the Mission Valley, Montana area, look me up and we could sign f2f. Thank you!!
  27. Translation

    Hey everyone, this is going to be an odd question, but how do I sign "Share the love" in ASL? I know share and love, but am not sure if there is a better way of expressing it. Example: I have a lot of possessions, and I want to give them away to those who may need them more than me and want to "share the love" as a general statement.
  28. New Learner of ASL

    Hey-o! My name is Mo and I just recently turned 18. I'm hearing, but I would like to find someone to practise my ASL with, even if you're just a beginner like me. I think it'd be fun to share resources and videos and the like, to just have someone to help improve my ASL.
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