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Daron McNutt

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  1. @fearlessfighter4life out of curiosity, was this how they were signed in person? If not, how were they signed?
  2. TRANSCRIPT: You asked about two signs. First, C-O-U-R-A-G-E. Second, H-O-N-O-R. The first is signed like this, the second is signed like this. Hope this helps!
  3. Welcome Capt. Lou! In my opinion, any reason to learn ASL is a good one! You don't need to interact with deaf if you want to learn a second language (though I do recommend it). ASL is useful for hearing people too! Good luck on your journey, stick with it!
  4. The first sign is "TAKE-CARE-OF" The second sign is "PLACE" Hope this helps!
  5. If the hand is by the side if the head, it could be a version of the sign "WHY"
  6. Sure! Kinda on this topic, have you heard of ASL slam? Its an event that is popularizing ASL slam poetry and the like. Might be something you are interested in😃 https://www.aslslam.com/
  7. Late reply, but you are right to sign THEATER in an exaggerated way. This sign would interpret to mean closer to "dramatic." PS. Facial expression will get you even closer to your intended meaning
  8. This is the perfect place to post this! In my experience, the ILY handshape version is more friendly and succinct, good for goodbyes to friends or lovers(works for groups too). The I, Love, You version is more emotive, and can be used more emphatically. I would use it for emphasis or if you're trying to make a stronger point(body movement and facial expression are vital). Hope this helps!
  9. It depends on the sign. Some, like "drink", are iconic, meaning the sign has direct correlation to the meaning or motion of the object or action being signed. Others, like "good", are arbitrary because there is no clear connection between the meaning of the sign and its motion, handshape, position, etc.
  10. Rolando is right that the eyebrows make it a question. However, the question "Did he do basic level ASL last year?" is a yes or no question, meaning that you must raise your eyebrows for it. You lower your eyebrows for "Wh-" questions (Who, what, when, where, why), such as "Who is your doctor?"
  11. @Angelo I just meant that I have run into a lot of lag in these chat rooms that Skype often doesn't have. Another good option is Facebook Video
  12. Hey Kelly! Are you taking the ASLPI Evaluation? If not, what competency exam? I'm asking because I've recently taken an interest in the whole ASL levels concept and was trying to figure out where I stood(I'm self taught). Anyways, welcome!
  13. I know this is the sign for something, I just can't remember what! Help please!
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    This is an attempt to get more people online at the same time to hang out and practice ASL! The idea is to organize enough that anytime after 5:00 PM Eastern Time, there will be plenty of signers of varying skill levels online and everyone can get practice in, or just hang out and make friends!
  15. @PenrosePirateHey! Welcome to the site! Yeah if you're signing in Canada, you'll likely see different variations of what we use here in America, although that stands true even for different states and counties within the U.S. If you're ever wondering which version of a sign to use, ask around your local Deaf community, and use what they do. Anyway, about how I signed my age, I actually agree it does look weird! It seems odd for a couple reasons, first because I didn't sign "I AM" or "ME" before my age, and that's because I had already signed it once at the beginning of my list of things about me, so it was unnecessary to sign it again. Secondly because I used a version of the sign for "AGE-19" that my local community uses but I've not seen just about anywhere else. Here's a good video that explains signing your age pretty well: For the number itself, I used the first variation shown in this video: And as far as the sign for website, I use the W-W-W version, essentially a W handshape that you bounce twice while moving slightly to the right. The second sign I do in the vid below is "ONLINE" or "INTERNET", just cause it seemed relevant Sorry for the spam, hope this helps!
  16. I only thought of it this morning, but that sign can also mean "Anyways" or "Doesn't matter", depending on the context.
  17. Transcript: So, in the past I’ve seen a couple different versions of the sign HOPE. (I show both) I use the first one, but I’ve been noticing more and more people using the second variation. So now I’m curious, is the difference regional? Or a definition difference? Or maybe the second is just a new version? I dont know but let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
  18. Transcript: Hello all! My name is Daron. This video is just to let you all know a bit about me. First, I’m from Virginia. I’m 19 years old. Andright now I’m on an ATV camping trip in West Virginia. Thats all! Thanks 😁
  19. Hey Becca! I know you posted this a long time ago, but I figured I’d give my two cents. In my experience with name signs, it’s not rude to express interest in getting one, but offputting to straight out ask for one. My Deaf friends have straight out told me that it’s doubtful they’ll give me a name sign purely because it’s easy to fingerspell. But that topic only came up because I had mentioned another friends name sign. My advice if you want a name sign: get to know more Deaf folk on a personal level, and they’ll be more than glad to give you one if you want it.
  20. Last night I went out dancing with my two friends Fernie(I think I got that right?) and Amanda. We danced at a place called Whiskey Dicks(unfortunate name). We danced all night long, it was fun! They had both Spanish and English music. Whiskey Dicks is a foreign club.
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