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Sign Language

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Sign language is a form of communication used by deaf people. Sign language involves the use of hands, facial expressions and body language to communicate. The first historic mention of sign language dates back to writings by Socrates in the 5th Century BC.
make a T shape and then shak the top hand
Crossing the hand across the chest (centred above the heart )and then point to the person you love with the right hand.
People say that hearing words was not necesary for undrstanding ideas and Girolamo Cardano invented a code for the teachings the deaf but his work was never put into use untill Jaun Pable de Bonet published his book.
Luckily for you, this is actually one of the easiest and most simplistic ASL signs to learn. I will give an explanation in ASL terms, and then provide a link to video. Note: This is the ASL conceptual sign for "HELLO", "HI", and "HOWDY" for you Southern folk. It does not mean the words "Hello", "Hi...
make an "L" with each hand and brushup your chest starting from your stomach and go up
Yes she did, before Annie Sullivan came, she used her own rudimentary "home signs" to communicate to the household what she wanted. When Annie came, Annie struggled to teach her the concept of names for objects, and Annie was always finger spelling to Helen. Finger spelling is the sign language...
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There are many sign languages around the world. The answer below refers to ASL (American Sign Language or Ameslan), which is the broadest form of sign languages in the United States of America.For the letter "I" or "i" as in fingerspelling a word or using an initialized sign you simply hold your...
I would probably finger-spell this in order to rule out any  confusion. However, the sign for Goddess, is the same as the sign  for "God", but made at the chin (the feminine marker.) But if it is  done wrong it looks like something else entirely. Finger-spelling  seems to be the better option,...
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Take your pointer finger A and your other pointer finger B and stick them out like you are pointing. Put B over A in an X shape and move your hands up and down, but not all the way.
American Sign Language was invented for the same reason that all languages are invented, for communication. It is mainly for communication among people that are Deaf, hard of hearing or sometimes people that are mute.
In American Sign Language you pat your thigh and then snap. Some people just snap though, but if you just snap you should put your lips in the shape of the "o" in dog.
With your dominate hand spread you point your middle finger inward.  That is the hand position.   You then place your middle finger(hand still spread) on your temple  so the top of your hand is facing toward the sky. Twist your hand  so that the top of your hand is facing forward.
IMPROVED: Let me try to simplify this. Make an L with both hands. Face them towards each other but not touching. Move them in little circles like pedaling a bicycle backwards, then shake them very slightly as you move them apart from one another (moving the hands out right/leftward). This is the...
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It depends on the country. Sign language was developed naturally by the deaf people in each region. Here in the U.S.A. American Sign Language was partially developed by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudett who brought over French sign and merged it with some of the signs already being used here and eventually...
The answer below refers to American Sign Language, and should not be misconstrued to refer to other sign languages. In American Sign Language, the sign for idiot is an initialized sign similar to the sign for Dumb or Loser (as in the demeaning expression). You may already be familiar of the sign for...
What you would do is sign Lexie using the alphabet.
u cant because, sign language u use your hands and u need a video to show u, or someone to do it.
It's similar but not completely alike. New Zealand uses a mixture of British, Australian, New Zealand and Maori sign language, and is actually called BANZSL British, Australian and New Zealand Sign Language). BANZSL is 62.5% similar to British Sign Language.
No. It is just a 1 and a C.
Balling the fist and moving it back and forth in the air is a type of celebration jesture.
American Sign Language was once known {or referred to} (primarily by hearing people, or disability advocacy groups such as the American Red Cross) as Ameslan. There is no distinction between Ameslan and American Sign Language, except that the term "Ameslan" is no longer in prominent usage, wheras...
There are, at least, three ways to sign "Kacie". First and easiest to convey the word "Kacie", is to fingerspell it. While a lot of words have sign equivalents, more often than not proper names, like "Kacie", do not. So fingerspelling the name is fine. If you might be referring to her again later in...
  This requires contextual accuracy as there is no specific sign for 'bottom'. For example, to discuss "the bottom of a box", you could show a box, point to the bottom of it, then spell out "bottom".
you make a circle with your pointer finger and thumb, then put the circle over you eye.
Note: There are many sign languages around the world. There are at least three primary types within the United States alone. The Answer below refers to ASL (American Sign Language or Ameslan), which is the broadest form of sign language in the United States. Other countries have their own forms of...
See related link. The sign also means "future", as in: "In the future, someone will die" - "FUTURE, SOMEONE DIE" But if you're looking for the sign for a document executed after death, there may not be a sign. In the absence of such, simply explain it like so: "W-I-L-L MEAN YOU WRITE DOCUMENT,...
Using your right fist, make the thumb glide across your right cheek from your ear to your chin.With both hands in a fist with the pointer finger out, bring hands together until pointer fingers touch.
You spell it exactly how her name is spelled, using the American Manual Alphabet.
There is a college 5 1/2 hours north from Los Angeles, called "Sacramento State College of Continuing Education". It has a course that can help prepare you for ASL interpretation certification. See related link for more information. Pierce College in Woodland Hills offers a certification program as...
There are 3 ways to sign it, plus spelling it out. One way is to make the sign of a question; make the letter R with one or both hands and pass it from right to left in front of you; point to the person.
The amount of education that a sign language interpreter must have depends on what kind of interpreter you want to become. It used to be that all you needed to become an interpreter was the knowledge of sign language and whatever language you were interpreting it to or from. Because of the deaf...
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You say "my"(place flat hand palm in on chest) "name"(with both hands make "u" handshapes. Hold left hand pointing out. Bring right hand down to left hand, touching right middle to left pointer finger at knuckle so your hands are perpendicular to each other with palms facing each other) "M-O-R-G-A-N...
You fingerspell grand, then you sign CHILDREN which is done by using both your hands in front of your waist in the shape of a 5 with your palm facing the ground move your hands down slightly then out and down again.
im not sure but MEET is signed by pointing upwards with both index fingers.(hands a bit apart) then move the hands towards each other so that your thumbs touch
Life: Both hands, palms facing you, move from your waist to your shoulders.Live:Fists, with thumbs up, move from your waist to your shoulders.
Touch the lips a couple of times as if putting food in the mouth.
circe around your eye 2 then cross your arms around your body like your clawin yourself
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With both hand make it so you have the number 1 on each hand. Then  cure your fingers into a hook like shape. With one hand facing up  and one down connect the fingers and then switch your hands (which  ever was facing up is now down, and vise versa)
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I'm not deaf, but I work at a school in Mexico teaching sign language. Most of my students were born deaf, or lost their hearing at a very young age. The way we teach them here is by starting with simple concrete objects. You point at a tree, then show them the sign for tree. Or you point at the...
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Point to the person you are addressing, then sign forget by wiping your palm across your forehead, ending in a closed fist, like wiping your mind. Then, to make it past-tense, bring your open hand over your shoulder, to show that it was in the past. Then, for me, but your open hand on your chest.
Note: There are many sign Languages around the world, the answer below refers to American Sign Language or ASL. The meaning depends on a variety of factors. Location of the sign, movement of the sign, palm orientation, sign direction etc. I can't answer this question accurately, as it is too...
Start with an open hand at the top of your face then end with a closed hand in the shape of an 'O' (beautiful) Point with your index (you) For the word your: you make a 5 with your fingers closed, with thePalm facing out. You then push your hand out. For beautiful: make a 5 with your fingers open,...
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Point to the person (you)Place your right fist with your thumb up on your left open palm and bring both hands to yourself in that position (help)Place your hand on your chest, palm touching you (me)Rub your hand on your chest in a small circle (please)
essentialy the sign for coke but pointed at your head
Point at the person, followed by the widely known "crazy" sign. Sign language relies heavily on facial expressions, so look at the person like s/he is crazy, too.
Take your two hands, open them to a five, then put all your fingers (except your thumb) tight along side of each other. This is the "closed five" handshape. Then, with your palms facing each other, tap/clap your fingers together twice. (note: don't actually "clap" you shouldn't make noise when...
If these deaf children do not develop speech first, then their language abilitywould not seem to depend on those physical adaptations of the teeth, larynx, etc.that are involved in speaking. If all children (including those born deaf) canacquire language at about the same time, they must be born...
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Signing Exact English (SEE) is very different than American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is a language all of its own. It has its own grammar, its own syntax. It has everything that is required of a language in its own rights. SEE is not a language by itself. It is a code based on English. ASL is based...
Usually in sign language, names of people/pets would be finger-spelled, meaning spelt out, letter by letter. While some places, especially cities and continents would have their own sign.Daniel you would have to finger-spelled, use the chart provided below to help you if you need it.
Wave them over and smile. :) ....if you're talking about the actual language, it came into use when Deaf people needed a visual way to communicate.
Gosh, there's a lot. Off the top of my head I can come up with 3 but there's probably a bunch more. The reason that there are so many is the communities of deaf signers tend to develop their own religious signs without contact with other deaf groups that may have developed their own sign. But...
Either spell it or use the special name sign given to that person by a close friend or loved one.
Make a "two" handshape in front of your face, palm in, then bend both fingers downward into hook shapes.
See related link. That is also the sign for SUGGEST. Nominate is NAME + SUGGEST.
wave your hand back and forth so that it looks like a fish swimming, then finger spell SALMON
CORRECTED:1 - point (or move the hand) towards the person then to self2 - draw a circle above and in front of the head, and then open the fingers toward the face (showing light coming down). You can do the 2e one without drawing the circle also.
While clapping is possible for any person who has two hands, as a expression of appreciation toward a deaf person who cannot hear, the sound produced is sort of pointless. You will see deaf people clap if they are expressing appreciation of a hearing person who can hear the sound of two hands...
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It's the only language you do with your hands instead of your mouth!
You would use the syntax of "How you" in English. To sign how you take both your hands and bring them together in front of you with hands losely held till your knuckles touch then twist them upwards at the wrist till your palms face up. You then would sign you by pointing at who you are speaking to....
IMPROVED: Signs for names are either created by the person or usually created by a loved one or friend.You have to spell it. You can look for the alphabet on the internet, f.e.: www.aslpro.com
HELLO Wave    MY Point to yourself    NAMEOn both hands, take your middle and index finger and let them touch close to your fingernails    BRIANASign B-R-I-A-N-A
Really? i usually use "praying" as mercy in sign. Depends on what I'm saying though.
referring to playing a sport: make the letter 'y' with each of your hands then shake them both as if saying "hang loose"
You don't have to be Deaf to learn sign language. But yes, many Deaf people learn signing when they are younger.
If you are talking about American Sign Language, it means 'cracker'. As in the food. Hope this helps.
You're asking in which I am assuming you want to say Happy Birthday to someone who is audibly impaired? In which case, you may need to be more specific as there are lots of different "languages" of sign language. Usually depending on which country you are from. Sorry I didn't realise it was out of...
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Well, you have to spell it out. (M-I-C-H-A-E-L etc.)
It could be used in a hospital to communicate with deaf patients.
Sign for nice: Slide the right hand, palm down, over the left hand, palm up. Sign for fish: Hold the left flat-hand fingers at the wrist of the right flat hand. Both hands point forward. Move right hand back and forth from the wrist.
Not a lot.A lot of Sign language teachers help deaf people.
Take your index finger and make a hook shape
some monkey's can use sign language
There are two accepted signs for Llama:The first is to simply fingerspell it.The second is to touch your middle and ring fingers to your thumb on your dominant hand, leaving your index finger and pinkie straight up in the air. Then give it a little shake, like the llama's head is shaking.The best...
There are many different types of Sign Languages around the world. Some are considered official by an individual country's standards, others are not. American Sign Language or Ameslan, the broadest form of Sign Languages in the United States, was not entirely considered an official language until...
if i were deaf... i would like it.... because then i could understand them and they would understand me
Certain schools do and certain schools don't. For example, Steinhardt does accept ASL as a foreign language.
I know that NIC (North Idaho College) has a course. I believe Gonzaga University also has a course in Sign Language. though I do not know if the courses may be offered as a major study or not.
You: Point to the personWant: let the palms of your hands face the ceiling. Curl your fingers in. (Loosly) Pull your hands toward yourself.
yer i think you can learn it on youtube if you type in alphabet bsl