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  1. This is what I understood: I went to the kitchen cabinet and pulled out something, it smelled bad so I put it back, Jelly felt something, I washed my hands, took out chips?, I threw that away, I need to go to the store. Some tips: Keep your finger spelling level and calm. You tend to bounce your fingerspelling, that makes it very hard to understand. If you need to, use your other pointer finger to hold at the base of your palm to keep your hand steady. Don't swap hands. In ASL you need to pick a dominant hand. If you are right handed it's usually your right, if you're left handed it;s usually your left. But pick one. That is the hand that will be your dominant and you will use that for your fingerspelling. It is bad form to switch hands when signing. It makes things confusing for people when you swap.
  2. Hmmm...without context that's tough. Where did you see the signs? Without context those could mean, COLOR, PEFER/FAVORITE, GAY, LARGE CHIN
  3. There are two signs that come to mind based on your description. FINE, as in I'm fine. People will use it to mean OK sometimes as well. As in saying, That's fine, or that's ok. I"m fine or I'm ok. It can also mean FANCY if the hand is used in kind of a forward circular motion.
  4. I don't know that it would be considered rude, but it wouldn't make any sense. You have to remember that the fact that your name sounds like CAT isn't going to make sense to a deaf person. If they've been deaf their whole life, how will they know that your name sounds like CAT, and furthermore, now you are going to use the reference to the sound to describe yourself as a literal feline animal. It just doesn't make sense to do it that way because it all references a hearing thing. Now, I know many deaf people will understand what you are tyring to say because they've spent a lot of time with hearing people and have seen these kinds of mistakes before. So I don't know that every person would have trouble understanding what you mean, but I wouldn't risk it either.
  5. Hey there. Sorry to hear that your having trouble with this. Both your hearing issue and the website. Learing to sign when you're already deaf and an adult is going to be hard. I don't envy you your situation. You might want to find some websites that you can learn from before you look into any classes. Classes tend to be geared toward hearing people taking ASL. They don't tend to be geared for late deaf learners. Lifeprint.com and the corresponding YouTube videos with Bill Vicars, they also have a facebook group called Lifeprint ASLU, might be helpful. Dr Vicars is deaf himself and his youtube channel uses a lot of visual aids that might benefit you since you won't be able to hear any spoken instructions in a video. I hope this helps you. Learning ASL is going to be difficult as a late learner, but I'm sure you can do it.
  6. This is hysterical. And so blatantly obvious how internet forum marketing works. The original poster to this thread has only ever posted one thing. And it's this advertisement for this product. The person who responded has only ever posted one thing. And it's this response to this product. This is just embarrassingly blatant.
  7. That's the sign for GIVE UP. Which is basically the same concept as GIVE IN.
  8. The video in the middle is the sign for STUCK. The last video has too many meanings without context. It could meaning TEXT MESSAGING, it could mean TOGETHER as in a relationship. Where did you see the signs? That might help us get some context.
  9. There's a variation on this that you will see sometimes as well where just the thumbs rotate.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. AGREE is not conceptually accurate. I was thinking maybe TRADE. But that's usually used for physical objects.
  15. Hey there. Welcome. U is still signed palm forward. You spelled your name JAQHELINE.
  16. 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.
  17. THIS YEAR SHE BASIC ASL CLASS HAVE *raised eyebrows*
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. I use that for COUNT. I fingerspell A-C-C-T for ACCOUNT.
  21. 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."
  22. 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.
  23. 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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