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  1. Cassie

    Sports Directions

    Hi Alex, These may help... Forwards Defence Back (Last video): You are correct about the sign for Black White Pairs Stay Close (signs for 'near' only) Also correct for well done/congrats: Well done
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    Guidance please

    Hi Christine, I am glad you found it helpful, just sorry I couldn't offer more advice. Great to hear you have signed up to a class, I hope you really enjoy it!!
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    Guidance please

    I don't think there is any difference in terms of qualifications etc they are equivalent. I don't know if either is better quality than the other.
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    What is this sign?

    Hi cabemcdd, I believe the sign you are referring to is the sign for 'gay'. See here for video: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/gay
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    What is the BSL sign for these?

    I think you could use this informally, with friends/as a 'home sign'. Or if you were doing a speech/presentation where you would be repeating the word a lot you could fingerspell it once and signal that you are going to use that sign for platinum. For any new people you meet though they probably wouldn't immediately guess what you meant if you used 'P' the same as gold/silver, so then you may have to switch to fingerspelling, just for clarity. I think in most casual/informal situations and especially with friends it can be helpful to develop signs for a word you might use often, or that is hard to spell Just an opinion/my thoughts from my experience though, not a rule for signing in general.
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    What is the BSL sign for these?

    The sign for Wales is to hold up your three middle fingers bent slightly forward (like a claw), and move your hand straight downwards. Video here: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/wales The sign for Rose is the same as 'flower' but you use the lip-pattern (mouthing the word) rose, the sign is put your finger and thumb together and touch either side under your nose, like smelling a flower. Video here: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/rose The sign for diamond is your non-dominant hand held flat, palm down (As if you were going to show someone your ring) and your dominant hand on top of that hand, fingers together and then open and close them quickly, as if to show sparkling of a diamond. Video here: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/diamond There isn't an actual sign for platinum you would fingerspell p-l-a-t-i-n-u-m. You could use the sign for metal with the lip-pattern platinum, the sign for metal is your index finger taps your chin twice. Video (for metal) here: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/metal Hope this helps
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    What is the sign for Cyan?

    I don't think there is one, you would finger spell c-y-a-n, you could use the sign for blue, that would be the closest actual sign. You could combine fingerspelling followed by the sign for blue straight after, that would probably be the clearest way to sign it with an actual sign.
  8. 'Sign how [fingerspell word]' with quizzical/questioning facial expression. Sign (as in sign language not a poster/sign or to sign, there are a few meanings on this page) https://www.signbsl.com/sign/sign How? https://www.signbsl.com/sign/how Hope this helps
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    I'm New.

    Hi Amy, welcome to the forum
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    Hi Joanne, Yes it will, focus on technique and accuracy and speed will naturally come with time
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    Signs on T-shirt

    You're right, I somehow got confused with which fingers were up. I think the final sign is actually ASL for the number 9.
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    Sign for “Milan”

    I don't think there is one, there usually aren't signs for specific places. Here in the UK place name signs tend to be regional - so the people who live there might have a sign, but people that live in other parts of the country may not know or use it and just fingerspell the place name instead. I think you would just fingerspell M-I-L-A-N and/or sign 'Italy.
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    Signs on T-shirt

    Looks like ASL, the last sign looks like the letter 'd' but not sure about the other two signs. Do you have any context for the t-shirt?
  14. I would sign tree and then describe a willow tree, then maybe fingerspell willow + sign tree to make it clear. Alternatively, You could just fingerspell willow + sign tree but using signs to describe how it looks would give a clearer and more BSL explanation, depends on the context/how you want to put it across though.
  15. You may want to look in 'Makaton' which is a simpler version of sign langauge and usually used with babies/special needs individuals. There is a separate thread on this site for Makaton, but youtube is a good place to look for videos. I believe some Makaton courses may also be cheaper and shorter than BSL courses which can be a little pricey sometimes. The Makaton Charity https://www.makaton.org has info about courses and some resources too. Hope this helps