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  2. Hi, sorry if the title didn't make any sense. I'm not Deaf or HoH, but people in my life are HoH. I was wondering if it would be considered disrespectful to Deaf culture to introduce myself with a word instead of fingerspelleing. I know name signs are very important to Deaf culture, and I don't want to overstep if it's considered rude. Example, my name is Kat. Would it be rude to introduce myself with the sign for cat?
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  4. Heyy! This is Rylee. I like to make new friends idc hearing or deaf important know sign language so I can meet and video chat also make friends too.
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    Where is the class? I don't see a link or anything. Thanks!
  6. I am a product of Detroit Public Schools. When I graduated, each person was supposed to do at least one year of a 'foreign language'. Not sure of a better term to be inclusive of ASL, but wouldn't it be grand if a year of ASL was offered? In High School, at least, all the kids could have a chance to learn the Alphabet, Colors, Numbers and some simple greetings. I have niblings (nieces and nephews) and I am sure to teach them all the IMPORTANT stuff: cookie, ice cream, bathroom, mother, father, eat, hungry, sleepy, and the alphabet, too. All before they start school. I think that would be great for ALL kids. I believe that exposure to ASL serves several purposes: It helps people to express themselves, being exposes to ASL could help them to see the D/HoH Community as not so 'foreign', and it could get more kids to learn to become fluent so that there is increased communication. Please try to get ASL into your schools. Preferably before grade 3, but as a catch-all, in High School.
  7. I am looking for deaf ASL friends in Philly, who can help me learn Sign Language better!
  8. Hello everyone, I would be happy to join your practice sessions.
  9. Hello everyone, This is my first time ever posting on a forum (I've never done reddit or anything else), so I hope you all will be patient with me. I'm studying to be an ASL-English Interpreter, I am about to go into Sign 4 at my college, but I believe it is way easier to pick up the language when communicating with native ASL speakers (signers?), but the pandemic has canceled my plans to go to Deaf chats or volunteering at Deaf organizations in my area so I just don't have that opportunity which is why I decided to come here. When not signing in person I enjoy watching videos, reviewing previous ASL material from school, and reading ASL related books, but I notice that there is still not a lot of good material that goes in-depth into the grammar. For example, I was recently reviewing how to describe the layout of a house, and my school material only offered one video, without any text explanation, as an example and focused more on the layout of a room. The way I like to learn is by having numerous examples and having explanations why things are signed a certain way. That is all I wanted to say for now, I hope you all can help me out! Thank you!
  10. Born deaf, ASL was my first language. Here to help. 🙂
  11. Hello, I was told the best way to learn ASL is to just chat with someone who has practiced ASL most/all their life. If anyone is willing to help me practice and correct my vocab/sentences, I would really appreciate it. I have been learning ASL off and on for a few years, and know basic vocabulary. (So still a beginner) I took an ASL course over the summer with Texas School for the Deaf here in Austin, Tx. It was a virtual course due to COVID, so I was able to rewind videos, but was not able to ask any questions/advice/clarifications. Let me know if you'd like to chat. I am in central time BTW.
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  13. In our culture, all we have to do is sign that exact signal as you mentioned above to get in fights. ( We barely even manage to get the beak to touch our other hands before they attack. ) By the time it hit year 2000- we all grew smart enough to just make a beak shape, and leave it by our jaws. We knew we wouldn't make it, and we knew we were asking for it.
  14. One ASL speaker (who learned ASL as an adult) told me this (In Conclusive Evidence) was wrong: "Carly thinks that is a particularly wussy thing to do. The ASL sign for “chicken” is formed by making a beak shape with your fingers and pecking it down onto the other hand." The woman said that that sign wouldn't be used to call someone chicken (as in "scared"). So, I'll be interested in your take.
  15. I just downloaded it, I will let you know how I like it. The introduction is thrilling.
  16. That's great news. Thanks, Jo! I'd like to give you (and others who are reading this) a free copy of the first book in the series. Click here. Thanks again, Al
  17. ASL = More gestures, and facial expressions. Less conjunctions/ more interjections. More for acting, vividness, and less cluttered. English = Less gestures, moderate facial expressions, more monotone. A lot of conjunctions are added, and way less interjections. Words are more cluttered, and baffling. ~ I am deaf, and was born deaf. ASL is my first language, SEE ( English sign language ) is my second language. ~
  18. ' I poked my chest with my index finger, then pointed my right closed fingered hand against my chin, pulled it down to my left palm that was awaiting in front of my stomach: I'm good. ' (ASL) Born deaf- Growing up in the deaf culture, we didn't sign "Good, I am." We always sign "Good." Or "I'm good."
  19. If your open to teaching, I would love to learn
  20. I'm deaf, and ASL is a language I depend on in my daily life. Time is time, there's always a tomorrow. I'm here for you.
  21. Hello, I’m Haley , I am a hearing person who is taking learning ASL. I’m really trying to pass this Class so I can graduate college . I was wondering if anyone can help me with my last 3 assignments
  22. Hello, I’m Shannon, I am a hearing person who is interested in learning ASL. I have been self teaching myself some sign language over the years, however I am not where I want to be with it. I would love it, if someone wouldn’t mind teaching me! My goal is to become fluent in it and teach it to others! Thanks 😊
  23. Not sure if this is still a thing, but in case it is, I'm @iubdwfl
  24. hey if anyone wants to talk and practice add me on glide kassiii723 :)
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    • Hi, sorry if the title didn't make any sense. I'm not Deaf or HoH, but people in my life are HoH. I was wondering if it would be considered disrespectful to Deaf culture to introduce myself with a word instead of fingerspelleing. I know name signs are very important to Deaf culture, and I don't want to overstep if it's considered rude. Example, my name is Kat. Would it be rude to introduce myself with the sign for cat?
    • Heyy! This is Rylee. I like to make new friends idc hearing or deaf important know sign language so I can meet and video chat also make friends too. 
    • I am a product of Detroit Public Schools. When I graduated, each person was supposed to do at least one year of a 'foreign language'. Not sure of a better term to be inclusive of ASL, but wouldn't it be grand if a year of ASL was offered?  In High School, at least, all the kids could have a chance to learn the Alphabet, Colors, Numbers and some simple greetings.  I have niblings (nieces and nephews) and I am sure to teach them all the IMPORTANT stuff: cookie, ice cream, bathroom, mother,
    • I am looking for deaf ASL friends in Philly, who can help me learn Sign Language better!   
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