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Hi! I'm a student from the Netherlands and I'm doing some research on sign languages, I would really appreciate it if someone could help me by answering a few questions.


What sign language(s) do you use?

Do you sometimes struggle to communicate with people that don’t know sign language? How do you ususally overcome this?

How often do you often encounter signs that you don’t know?

How often do you experience that you use different signs than other people that use the same sign language?

How much would you say your sign language depends on mouth movement and body language ?(just a percentage is enough)

Was it hard for you to learn sign language? / Was it hard for you to learn a spoken language?

What is the most important difference between sign languages and spoken languages?

Do you use sayings that come from spoken languages in your sign language?

Have you ever tried to communicate with another signing person that doesn’t know the same sign language? If so, what sign language and how much did you understand?



Thank you in advance!

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I use BSL - British Sign language 

I am fully hearing and am doing a course in sign language for a bonus and a future role in health and social care therefore i don't use sign language in my everyday life. 

i encounter signs all the time that i don't know. this is due to the fact that i have a friend who uses sign language and i am not as skilled as her. 

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100%

it is hard to learn but rewarding 

spoken language is very much tone and volume whereas to have tone and volume in sign language you need good facial expressions, clear mouth movement, a good body language 

not personally, no 

i haven't yet! but soon 

 

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Iris, you have posted some interesting questions, and a couple of them could be expanded considerably. I would like to respond at length but not just now. I'll try and do so in a week or so. Are we permitted to communicate outside the forum? [email protected]

 

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