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Everything posted by Lola2020

  1. My BSL Story (any questions, comments on signing, or want to share your BSL/Lockdown story please do)
  2. For all the people that were here with me first lock down, that doesn't quite know how to cope with the new one Title Miss Restless
  3. Hey Sue, You are correct, I have indeed used the wrong sign- I used the sign for Son/Boy instead of the sign for Brother (Brother is most defiantly two knuckles knocking together) Glad someone Is checking these haha Lola
  4. Hey, ex script consultant here, In terms of screenplays it all should be written in English with English grammar, including all of the "Spoken" lines. If you want the character to be authentic and genuine, give the part to a genuine deaf actor who will know the how to bring the words to life with their hands. I wish you all the luck in the world! and if you need and ex-script consultant on your team you know where to find me Lola
  5. https://www.signbsl.com/ is a great tool for looking up words. They also have an app for your phone. I have a similar story, I was working reception for my charity and a group of deaf people came to stay with us so during lock down I decided to learn BSL, I am finding maybe I more suited to SSE
  6. or you could say "I have two mothers" keeps thing simpler
  7. Yes 4 times. it is only repeated for the beat of the word- two syllables in mother and father if that makes sense?
  8. Hey Cally, BSL sentence structure is a tricky one, the best example online I can find is Mel on youtube. In terms of your sentence I would start "Uni of Plymouth why? Good course, great location" However, I am just learning myself anyone else have an idea??
  9. Hey Sharon, what song are you thinking of this time? When it comes to song I find they work best effectually with Sign Supported English. @Jeetus Maximus Sohpal could be a good guy to get in touch with. He did One love on this platform last at the start of the 1st lockdown. there is away to message him privately to on his profile page
  10. Hey Molly, Interesting question. My guess would be you just sign the same twice eg 'M' and 'M' or 'F' and 'F' ???? Any other ideas welcome
  11. they have a boxing one (eg throwing a punch) maybe spell kick before, or just do a very basic move from the sport with the lip pattern https://media.signbsl.com/videos/bsl/signstation/boxing.mp4 not 100% sure just an idea, if you do come up with an idea, or find an answer please share
  12. When it comes to forming BSL questions the question word goes at the end. you want what? we eat where? you go with who? you go when? How I think may be a little different but I am not sure..... If anyone knows please comment
  13. Hey Paul, sorry no one got back to you quicker, Welcome and Happy New Year https://www.signbsl.com/sign/welcome and https://www.signbsl.com/sign/happy https://www.signbsl.com/sign/new https://www.signbsl.com/sign/year and's are rarely signed and the BSL sentence makes scenes without it Hope the head injury is clearing up
  14. I found this youtube piece very helpful with the BSL grammer
  15. Hey, My first thought was planner and builder together to the idea across. but a little look at BSL Dictionary there also seems to be a sign dedicated to it I didn't know that https://www.signbsl.com/sign/architecture I like the girl in pink idea best- what do you think?
  16. Hey Steph, Head nodding/shaking is still a thing in BSl, but you could always combine it with a fist doing the same movements.
  17. Hey, Yes they are When it comes to signs that are the same or similar people rely on the context of the sentence/conversation, as well as the form of the lips, to understand the meaning of the sign.
  18. Hey, Natasha Lamb on YouTube is really easy to understand and kid friendly. They cover happy Birthday in this video from 14:00 on wards
  19. Hey Zoe, I would guess you would use your fingers as the needle and reenact the moments. https://www.signbsl.com/sign/knitting
  20. Hey Arti, Writer/writing are the same. Your secondary hand is flat, your primary hand holding an imagery pen and "writes" over the top. This is also the same sign for Author. However say the word you mean. Hope that makes sense, Laura
  21. Hey, I found this interesting little exact in "The Linguistics of British Sign Language: An Introduction" written 1999 and published by Cambridge University Press, 1999 I would think it's still relevant If Mr/Miss/Mrs is needed to be used- for English reasons - then they would just be finger slept. If trying to decide someone then Woman/man or girl/boy would be the equivalent.
  22. Hey, A different take on the word. According to google a Pandemic means "(of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world." So my guess would be Virus + World and since I guess your talking about the coronavirus I would add Corona + Virus + World Same I'm a learner too, just my thought..... (Sign for Coronavirus taken from BBC- Dave the dog is worried about Coronavirus)
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