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Does FORGET sign mean anything other than FORGET.

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I was looking for a sign the other day and the result was the exact same sign as the sign for FORGET.  I can't remember what sign I was looking up.  Any ideas?

 

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As I am getting ready to go to work - it occurred to me.   The word was BECAUSE. 

According to HANDSPEAK.com, FORGET and BECAUSE have the same sign.   I have noticed that there are a few other signs on HANDSPEAK.com that are different than I learned on www.signlanguage101.com   I wonder if this is a mistake, or a dialect difference or something else.

Any thoughts?    

Thanx!

Angelo

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You da man!  Thanx for pointing out the four choices for BECAUSE.  You've definitely demonstrated the difference between the 4th because and forget.  

I do appreciate.

Thanx!

 

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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.

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