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  1. https://www.signbsl.com/sign/lawyer
  2. It is the same as the sign for loud, moving your finger around your ear in a circle, cmac is correct.
  3. BSL is regional and there are different dialects depending on where you live/where you learn, just the same as spoken English
  4. Movement or not that sign can mean friend or friends, depends on the context of what you are saying. Variation is normal because of dialect and people just signing in slightly different ways. There isn't a movement that makes signs plural though.
  5. First sign is: 'clever/smart' Second sign, I think is slightly incorrect but looks like it could be 'how long' or 'because' Third sign: if you repeated a few times would be 'process' like steps forward.
  6. I would usually use 'sign, how [fingerspell word] or sign what would work as the above answer too.
  7. The second meaning i.e. excessively isn't a sign by itself in the context of the above sentences. You would use facial expression and emphasis when doing the signs i.e. to display 'too long, too slowly'. Other than that, you could explain/expand the meaning with multiple signs/description if emphasis wouldn't create the context. Hope that helps.
  8. 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
  9. 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!!
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. '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
  16. Hi Amy, welcome to the forum
  17. Hi Joanne, Yes it will, focus on technique and accuracy and speed will naturally come with time
  18. You're right, I somehow got confused with which fingers were up. I think the final sign is actually ASL for the number 9.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. Usually you would just fingerspell. Sometimes areas (i.e. the south west, or, places clise to Bath) might have an actual sign, but this is likely to be regional and not always known by everyone in other parts of the country.
  24. Hi Melanie, Usually children with PMLD or other learning disabilities use a simpler form of signing called Makaton to communicate (if they use signing). This is usually used with small children and those with LD. https://www.makaton.org has a lot of information as well as info on how to learn. Although some signs are similar to BSL, Makaton uses English (grammar) structure and signs can be different. Hope this helps
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