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    • Hello my name is chandelle and I'm new to bsl. In about a week and a half I have my English presentation about a book that's mainly about bsl so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself in bsl but I need a little bit help with it. The sentence that I want to translate to bsl is: Hello my name is chandelle and my presentation is about the book a quiet kind of thunder. Could someone please help me translate this to bsl because it's a little bit confusing as a beginner. In advance I would like to thank the person who would be so nice to help me.
    • Like - flat hand taps chest twice, nod and mouth ‘like’. Don't like - flat hand swipes up chest once, shake head and mouth ‘don’t like’. Want/need - flat hand stroke down side of chest whilst mouthing the word. Or - no sign for this. You can mouth it with palms up between options being discussed. But I’d give the options then sign ‘which’ - fist hand with thumb and little finger out, shake side to side. He - sign boy then point, mouth word. She - sign girl then point, mouth word. Always - left hand flat, right fist hand with thumb up and stroke right hand along left hand mouthing the word. To sign ‘don’t’ in another context than ‘don’t like’ just sign and mouth ‘don't’, ‘no’, ‘stop’ or ‘not allowed’. Don’t - two flat hands in karate position and swipe them apart mouthing ‘dont’. No - number 8 right hand (but with thumb pointing to you and fingers away) move quickly to the right closing the three fingers together as you do it. Mouth ‘no’ and shake head. Stop - sock puppet hand with open “mouth” and snap it closed mouthing stop.  Not allowed - both hands in number 7 position and shake up and down together mouthing the words and shaking your head. For tenses it’s easier to explain and show you but for example -  asking if they’ve read the book, sign ‘read, been?’  to sign I’ve read that, sign ‘read, been’ asking have you eaten? ‘food, been?’ So you’re saying it’s been done. was - waft hand over shoulder  been - both hands from fists to flat hands with open fingers in front of you.  went - right flat hand (palm facing left) move forwards mouthing the word. If you have a specific tense then please ask.  
    • In a school setting it is signed with just ‘m’ followed by their sign name whilst mouthing their surname. Deaf children learn with finger spelling or written words that mr is male and miss is female, with Mrs being a married female. With adults though it depends on the context and situation. Usually the first name is used but when a title is used or needed it would be the same with ‘m’ (signed) Smith (mouthed and finger-spelt) and depending on if the person is there it can be clarified with the sign ‘man’ or ‘woman’ before ‘m’ for the title.   
    • Sign not allowed- both hands in number 7 position with index fingers pointing to each other and shake up and down together, mouthing ‘not alliwed’. If you sign must it should be for ‘you must be nice’ ‘must walk’ ‘must stop that’ etc but not used in ‘must not’. Use ‘not allowed’ or ‘have to’ which is signed like must but raise eyebrows and mouth ‘have to’ rather than ‘must’.
    • Sign ‘person’ then sign ‘look after’ but mouth the word carer. Look at the site Spread the Sign or BSL Sign Language Dictionary. You just type in the word you’re wondering about, press search and videos pop up to watch how it’s signed. Of course there are regional signs so your area may differ but it will still be recognised by a deaf person and will do until you ask a local person. Also, some words just aren’t on there or simply don’t have a sign, so try an alternative way of saying it if possible. 
    • There won’t be anything too complicated so don’t worry. Try making little notes next to the sign to help you remember how to do it when practicing away from the teacher. E.G Name - two finger salute from temple.  Please/thank you - almost like blowing a kiss but mouthing the word. Good luck 
    • Hi, my name is Nikki. I am at level 2 with BSL.  Has anyone else had a really awful experience learning BSL with Signature? I am just keen to know if I am not on my own.
    • Any tips or advice to help me with level one course.
    • What is the sign for "carer" (eg. I work as a carer)? Thanks! :)
    • Hi I'm Jill - a volunteer at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire - a National Trust property.  As part of our aim to be more inclusive for visitors, we have created a Signing Support Group to learn basic BSL so that we can interact better with our deaf visitors, and this course is part of that learning.
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