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  1. I have been told by local interpreters and Deaf that to sign the ILY single hand shape is very casual. Used more with friends and people that you love, but it is not really used for romantic love unless it's something like a casual goodbye to a partner. I LOVE YOU signed individually is used for romantic love. Something you would say for emphasis with a partner. Also, many younger Deaf will not sign LOVE in regards to objects. Older Deaf will still use this version, but younger tend to go with KISSFIST when referring to things/objects/activities that they Love.
  2. I think it would be a really great feature to have some type of notification be able to go out to those who request it that notifies them when someone has created/joined a room and are looking for others to sign with. The video chat feature is really great if you know that others are on. The problem with the iteration that it is now is that people need to know that there are people available to sign with and the current system requires a bit of fate or planning to ensure that you are in the lobby at the same time. Could you look into creating a system whereby a text or email notification is sent out to those that subscribe so that they will be notified when someone is looking for others to sign with.
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    School Suggestions

    If you are looking to become an ASL interpreter, you will need to have a bachelors in something. The governing board for interpreters requires that you have a bachelors in order to sit for the exam. I think that to be a teacher of the deaf you do not have to have a degree in deaf education, but you would need a teaching certificate.
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    Hello from a student

    Brandon, I didn't start college toward my career until I was 25. I didn't start learning ASL until I was 38. Don't feel bad for starting late.
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    “Let’s make a DEAL.”

    AGREE is not conceptually accurate. I was thinking maybe TRADE. But that's usually used for physical objects.
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    Hello Lets chat ASL!

    Hey there. Welcome. U is still signed palm forward. You spelled your name JAQHELINE.
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    how to ask question in ASL

    Technically you can sign either. The more ASL version would be YOUR DOCTOR WHO with eyebrows lowered for the WHO. But you could technically ask WHO YOUR DOCTOR with eyebrows lowered the entire time. But this is usually considered more English. But you will still find Deaf people that do it. It's just not as ASL as the first example.
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    how to ask question in ASL

    THIS YEAR SHE BASIC ASL CLASS HAVE *raised eyebrows*
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    how to ask question in ASL

    ASL tends to put time first. That way everything after that references the same time period. So you would put your time point first. YEAR PAST HE BASIC ASL CLASS TAKE The sentence would be signed with raised eyebrows. Raised eyebrows are used for Yes/No questions. Lowered eyebrows are used for open ended questions.
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    word "job" how to sign

    This is how I sign job. It is called a LEXICALIZED sign. This is a sign that started as fingerspelling and had turned into it's own specific sign. This sign is used for JOB. WORK had is own sign which is also in the video above. Both of the signs you're seeing on the websites are the lexicalized version of job and both are correct.
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    What does this sign mean?

    I use that for COUNT. I fingerspell A-C-C-T for ACCOUNT.
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    The sign for “Hope”

    I use the first version. The second version looks like it might actually come from hearing people. It's a thing we do when we're hoping for something. Usually accompanied with someone saying something like, "Fingers crossed, I hope I get that job."
  13. As a side note, I've been told multiple times by different Deaf people to not use BECAUSE. They've told me it's too English. They prefer that you use a rhetorical question because it's more ASL. For example, instead of signing, "I GO STORE BECAUSE I NEED EGGS", they would prefer you sign, GO STORE WHY, NEED EGGS. That fits better to ASL grammar.
  14. That sign can also be used to mean SAY. If a deaf person sees a hearing person say something and wants to know what they said, they will tap their chin like that with scrunched eyebrows. It translates to "What did they just say?"
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    Usind "Do-Do" or "What Do?" Try and Translate!

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    Hello! (An introduction)

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    Help translating a sign

    We really need some context on this. Is this from a video? What was the topic being discussed? Where on the body was this sing used? This is too out of context to really analyze.
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    My Experience Signing with a Deaf Couple at Work

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    Listing in ASL. Try and translate!

    PS. Rolando, I really appreciate these videos. They're short and your signing speed is really helpful. Great work in helping people with their receptive skills.
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    Listing in ASL. Try and translate!

    I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. My 3 dogs names are Edi, Molly, and Osita. My cats' names are Mittens and Shredder.
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    Hello it's nice to meet you!

    Great practice. We can all help. First little bit of advice. The sign for MAKE in ASL does not work the way it does in English. MAKE in ASL is literally to create something. So for making friends you would want to sign something like FRIENDS ME WANT NEW. You can use MEET, FIND, ACQUIRE. Just not MAKE. Make is an English word that has about 10 different uses in English. In sign, the sign for make is literally to create something.
  22. Hey there. For anyone interested in practicing who has a Glide account and would like to use it with others here, please post them here. I can start a practice group that we can all send messages to each other with. Mine is GAEHIWB. Add me and let me know that you're from this site and I'll add you to a practice group.
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    Hello, Comrades

    Hi Veronica. Welcome. What resources are you using to learn right now? There are a ton available. I would imagine that LV has a decent amount of classes you could attend.
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    Good job AJ. Work on your facial expressions too. Your signs are really nice and clear and crisp. But without the facial expressions you're doing the ASL equivalent of talking monotone. Give them a little life.