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Mar 2, 2009 3:13 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
Sure would like to know how you sign names?
John Denver on youtube is signing the Lord's prayer.

I remember for years a native in full head dress and on a white horse would every night at 12 o'clock, close a station in the US. with the Lord's prayer in sign language.
I will always remember this is was sooo beautiful.
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Mar 2, 2009 3:20 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
Hellervon
HellervonHellervonSon of Nature/Morehead City, North Carolina USA4 Threads 108 Posts
I signed a while ago, learned when I had a few friends that were hearing impaired.... Been so long I can remember only the alphabet and a few words and sayings. It is is beautiful language though.
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Mar 2, 2009 3:24 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA79 Threads 13,695 Posts
I remember learning the manual alphabet in 4th grade, and I kept it in practice for enough years that I still have it memorized. I took a sign language course many years back and still retain some of what I learned. I had a deaf friend at the time, and learned it to communicate with him. Sadly, the friendship eventually ended, but I still have the books and some sign language basics, and could pick it up again easily enough.

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Mar 2, 2009 3:32 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
Hellervon
HellervonHellervonSon of Nature/Morehead City, North Carolina USA4 Threads 108 Posts
druidess6308: I remember learning the manual alphabet in 4th grade, and I kept it in practice for enough years that I still have it memorized. I took a sign language course many years back and still retain some of what I learned. I had a deaf friend at the time, and learned it to communicate with him. Sadly, the friendship eventually ended, but I still have the books and some sign language basics, and could pick it up again easily enough.


I believe that if I broke out the books and video I should be able to pick it up also. I might just do that....
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Mar 2, 2009 3:33 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
lifesajoy
lifesajoylifesajoySand Fork, West Virginia USA4 Threads 404 Posts
When signing someones's name, you spell it out. There are several different methods of signing. The most common is "American Sign Language" but there is another that is gaining popularity and that is "Signing Exact English". With more and more deaf kids being mainstreamed, "Signing Exact English" is becoming the prefered method of signing. It's easier to understand because you sign exactly what you're saying. ASL is a completely different way of signing and a bit complicated with words not always being signed in the order that they are spoken and prepositions being left out. I have some book titles that may help you if you're interested. Just let me know.
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Mar 2, 2009 4:43 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA79 Threads 13,695 Posts
lifesajoy: When signing someones's name, you spell it out. There are several different methods of signing. The most common is "American Sign Language" but there is another that is gaining popularity and that is "Signing Exact English". With more and more deaf kids being mainstreamed, "Signing Exact English" is becoming the prefered method of signing. It's easier to understand because you sign exactly what you're saying. ASL is a completely different way of signing and a bit complicated with words not always being signed in the order that they are spoken and prepositions being left out. I have some book titles that may help you if you're interested. Just let me know.


I have the books for both methods, and I like "Signing Exact English" since it gives "ing" and "er" endings and such. However, it's not widely used in my area.
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Mar 2, 2009 7:16 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
Hellervon: I signed a while ago, learned when I had a few friends that were hearing impaired.... Been so long I can remember only the alphabet and a few words and sayings. It is is beautiful language though.


Hi, yes I love to see it being done I find it facinating really.
You must be really fast in your thinking as those fingers are all over the place. handshake
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Mar 2, 2009 7:24 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
lifesajoy: When signing someones's name, you spell it out. There are several different methods of signing. The most common is "American Sign Language" but there is another that is gaining popularity and that is "Signing Exact English". With more and more deaf kids being mainstreamed, "Signing Exact English" is becoming the prefered method of signing. It's easier to understand because you sign exactly what you're saying. ASL is a completely different way of signing and a bit complicated with words not always being signed in the order that they are spoken and prepositions being left out. I have some book titles that may help you if you're interested. Just let me know.


Hi, thank you for the info. I am only very interested to find out how it is being done.
This one type of English is that like phonics? "Signing Exact English?"
What about bad spellers and what about this new computer language which I don't like one bit, U r 4 sure nice or what ever lol.

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Mar 2, 2009 7:31 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
Oops lol the bus
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Mar 2, 2009 7:31 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
would love to learn it had a look for some books to learn it but never found any
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Mar 2, 2009 7:32 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
lifesajoy
lifesajoylifesajoySand Fork, West Virginia USA4 Threads 404 Posts
hollandgirl: Hi, thank you for the info. I am only very interested to find out how it is being done.
This one type of English is that like phonics? "Signing Exact English?"
What about bad spellers and what about this new computer language which I don't like one bit, U r 4 sure nice or what ever lol.


"Signing Exact English" is signing exactly what you are saying. It doesn't have anything to do with phonics, just the spoken word. The bad spellers don't have much to worry about if signing words, just if they have to spell something out in sign. As for this new computer language, can't help you out there, I'm lost! I think I need to be a generation younger to understand that! I usually get my kids to translate confused
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Mar 2, 2009 7:36 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
tallaght_guy: would love to learn it had a look for some books to learn it but never found any


See "lifesajoy" guy in the post here above she may be able to help you with the books etc.

Google it and see what you can come up with. teddybear
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Mar 2, 2009 7:41 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
druidess6308: I remember learning the manual alphabet in 4th grade, and I kept it in practice for enough years that I still have it memorized. I took a sign language course many years back and still retain some of what I learned. I had a deaf friend at the time, and learned it to communicate with him. Sadly, the friendship eventually ended, but I still have the books and some sign language basics, and could pick it up again easily enough.


Hi Drue they taught you the sign alphabet in school in the 4th grade? Wow I never heard of that before.
Okay I believe you are a smart cookie and could easily pick it up again.
Question is; where would you use it?
I don't believe my fingers would be able to work fast enough myself and I would imagen it it something you have to keep up with. teddybear
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Mar 2, 2009 7:43 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
Hellervon: I believe that if I broke out the books and video I should be able to pick it up also. I might just do that....


Boy that would be nice if I managed to inspire someone that is just great! dancing
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Mar 2, 2009 7:49 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
lifesajoy
lifesajoylifesajoySand Fork, West Virginia USA4 Threads 404 Posts
hollandgirl, by the way, thanks for the lovely comment on hedi's last blog. I promise to keep him loved and happy always. He deserves it!
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Mar 2, 2009 7:58 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
Lol You are having a problem with this new computer language did you see my age?
I am 71 OMG 72 this September.
Oh, I forgot I am going to be 69 next and lower it by one year every year so that the "Whipper Snappers" 35 years old and up, they and I will meet someday, age wise. Ha ha.
See I have it all figured out!
professor

Signing Exact English still looks difficult to me.
I really must say that I don't like to see the English language changed that much, by this computer talk.
To be honest I find it very irritating to read. teddybear
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Mar 2, 2009 8:02 PM CST Sign language, does anyone know it?..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada523 Threads 4,464 Posts
lifesajoy: hollandgirl, by the way, thanks for the lovely comment on hedi's last blog. I promise to keep him loved and happy always. He deserves it!


You got that one right my lady. He is a great guy.
He "brags" about you too.
Wishing you two lots of happiness forever and ever!
You compliment each other nicely. hug
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