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When did sign language start to be used in the world and where?

Sign language is as old as vocal language. No one knows where or when it began.


How do you say I am new at this in sign language?

You would sign: "I recently start learning"


Why did language start?

Because people coudn't be bothered to use sign language


What is the fastest way to learn sign language?

I know sign language. A teacher taught me sign language, first numbers, then the alphabet, and then words, and then phrases. A sign language teacher or a deaf person is the best way to start. You can also print a sign language alphabet, that will teach you the basics. Rent a book like "Signing For Dummies" and you can practice like that.


How did sign language start?

American Sign Language is said to be a derivative from the combination of local sign languages and French Sign Language (LSF), going back over 200 years. Today however, Modern ASL and LSF or not interchangeable and cannot be understood by the user of the other.


How do you sign freedom in sign language?

Start with you hands crossed in front of you hands in a sign language s facing you. The s is a fist with your thumn crossig your other fingers. Then your hannds flip so your palm is away from you and separate like if you were breaking chains. This is how I was taught and is in American sign language.


How do you learn sign language?

Study and practice. Or you can find a teacher on line or see if your school has a sign language program.


Do all deaf people use the same general sign language?

No. There is no such thing as a general sign language. In the US and English-speaking Canada, American Sign Language is used. Mexico uses Mexican Sign Language, which is not related to the sign languages of other Hispanic countries.For example: An American deaf person speaking American Sign Language can't understand an English deaf person speaking British Sign Language because the two sign languages are not related at all.Here is a list of 124 major sign languages and sign language families in the world:Adamorobe Sign LanguageAlgerian Sign LanguageBamako Sign LanguageBura Sign LanguageBurkina Sign LanguageChadian Sign LanguageDogon Sign LanguageEritrean Sign LanguageEthiopian sign languagesFrancophone African Sign LanguageGambian Sign LanguageGhanaian Sign LanguageGuinean Sign LanguageGuinea-Bissau Sign LanguageHausa Sign LanguageKenyan Sign LanguageLibyan Sign LanguageMalagasy Sign LanguageMauritian Sign LanguageMofu-Gudur Sign LanguageMoroccan Sign LanguageMozambican Sign LanguageMbour Sign LanguageNamibian Sign LanguageNanabin Sign LanguageNigerian Sign LanguageRwandan Sign LanguageSierra Leonean Sign LanguageSomali Sign LanguageSouth African Sign LanguageSudanese sign languagesTanzanian sign languagesTebul Sign LanguageTunisian Sign LanguageUgandan Sign LanguageYoruba Sign LanguageZambian Sign LanguageZimbabwean sign languagesAmerican Sign LanguageArgentine Sign LanguageBolivian Sign LanguageBrazilian Sign LanguageBribri Sign LanguageBrunca Sign LanguageChatino Sign LanguageChilean Sign LanguageColombian Sign LanguageCosta Rican Sign LanguageOld Costa Rican Sign LanguageCuban Sign LanguageDominican Sign LanguageEcuadorian Sign LanguageGreenlandic Sign LanguageGuatemalan Sign LanguageGuyanese Sign LanguageHonduras Sign LanguageInuit Sign LanguageJamaican Sign LanguageJamaican Country Sign LanguageKajana Sign LanguageKeresan Sign LanguageMaritime Sign LanguageMayan Sign LanguageMexican Sign LanguageNavajo Sign LanguageNicaraguan Sign LanguageOld Cayman Sign LanguageQuebec Sign LanguagePanamanian Sign LanguageParaguayan Sign LanguagePeruvian Sign LanguagePuerto Rican Sign LanguageProvidence Island Sign LanguageSalvadoran Sign LanguageTrinidad and Tobago Sign LanguageUruguayan Sign LanguageUrubú Sign LanguageVenezuelan Sign LanguageAfghan Sign LanguageAlipur Sign LanguageAmami Oshima Sign LanguageAuslanBan Khor Sign LanguageBhutanese Sign LanguageBurmese sign languageCambodian Sign LanguageChinese Sign LanguageEnga Sign LanguageGhandruk Sign LanguageHawaiʻi Sign LanguageHong Kong Sign LanguageHuay Hai Sign LanguageIndo-Pakistani Sign LanguageJakarta Sign LanguageJapanese Sign LanguageJhankot Sign LanguageJumla Sign LanguageKata KolokLaotian Sign LanguageKorean Sign LanguageMacau Sign LanguageMalaysian Sign LanguageMongolian Sign LanguageNa Sai Sign LanguageNaga Sign LanguageNepali Sign LanguageNew Zealand Sign LanguageOld Bangkok Sign LanguageOld Chiangmai Sign LanguagePapua New Guinean Sign LanguagePenang Sign LanguagePhilippine Sign LanguageRennellese Sign LanguageSolomon Islands Sign LanguageSamoan Sign LanguageSelangor Sign LanguageSingapore Sign LanguageSri Lankan sign languagesTaiwanese Sign LanguageTibetan Sign LanguageThai Sign LanguageVietnamese sign languagesYogyakarta Sign LanguageYolŋu Sign Language


How do you sign Nancy in sign language?

"Nancy" in sign language would be fingerspelled


How do you say lost in sign language as in lost in driving?

Start to cry and people will help you.


A person who does sign language is called?

I believe it's simply...sign language interpreter


Importance of sign language?

sign language as means of communication


How many types of sign language is there?

There are so many...many different ones for each country.AfricaThere are at least 25 sign languages in Africa, according to researcher Nobutaka Kamei.[1][2][3] Some have distributions that are completely independent of those of African spoken languages. At least 13 foreign sign languages, mainly from Europe and America, have been introduced to at least 27 African nations; some of the 23 sign languages documented by Kamei have originated with or been influenced by them.* Adamorobe Sign Language (ADS) (Ghana)* Algerian Sign Language* Bamako Sign Language (in a school in Mali)* Bura Sign Language - Nigeria (PDF link)* Chadian Sign Language* Congolesian Sign Language* Egypt Sign Language* Ethiopian Sign Language* Franco-American Sign Language - a pidgin observed in Cameroon and elsewhere in West and Central Africa.* Gambian Sign Language* Ghana Sign Language (or "Ghanaian Sign Language") (GSE)* Guinean Sign Language* Hausa Sign Language "Maganar Hannu" (HSL) - Northern Nigeria (Kano State)* Kenyan Sign Language (KSL or LAK)* Libyan Sign Language* Malagasy Sign Language (or "Madagascan Sign Language")* Morroccan Sign Language* Mozambican Sign Language* Mbour Sign Language - Senegal* Namibian Sign Language* Nigerian Sign Language* Sierra Leone Sign Language* South African Sign Language (SASL)* Tanzanian Sign Language (seven independent languages, one for each deaf school in Tanzania)* Tunisian Sign Language* Uganda Sign Language (USL)* Zambian Sign Language (ZASL)* Zimbabwe Sign LanguageThe Americas* American Sign Language (ASL)* Argentine Sign Language (LSA)* Bolivian Sign Language* Brazilian Sign Language "Lingua Brasileira de Sinais" (LIBRAS)* Chilean Sign Language "Lenguaje de Señas Chileno" (LSCH)* Colombian Sign Language (CSN)* Costa Rican Sign Language (LESCO)* Cuba Sign Language* Ecuadorian Sign Language* Guatemalan Sign Language* Honduras Sign Language "Lengua de señas hondureña" (LESHO)* Maritime Sign Language* Mayan sign languages* Mexican Sign Language "Lengua de señas mexicana" (LSM)* Nicaraguan Sign Language "Idioma de señas nicaragüense" (ISN)* Quebec Sign Language "Langue des Signes Québécoise" (LSQ)* Peruvian Sign Language* Providence Island Sign Language* Salvadorian Sign Language* Uruguayan Sign Language* Urubú Sign Language* Venezuelan Sign Language "Lengua de señas venezolana" (LSV)* Yucatec Maya Sign LanguageAsia/Pacific* Auslan (Australian Sign Language)* Ban Khor Sign Language - used in the Isan region of Thailand.* Bengali Sign language* Chinese Sign Language "中国手语" (ZGS)* Filipino Sign Language "Philippine Sign Language" (PSL)* Hawaii Pidgin Sign Language* Hong Kong Sign Language "香港手語" (HKSL)* Huay Hai Sign Language (Thailand)* Indo-Pakistani Sign Language or Indian Sign Language* Indonesian Sign Language Bahasa Isyarat Indonesia (BII)* Japanese Sign Language "日本手話" (Nihon shuwa), (NS)* Kata Kolok - used in Bali* Laos Sign Language* Korean Sign Language* Malaysian Sign Language "Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia" (BIM)* Mongolian Sign Language* Na Sai Sign Language (Thailand)* Nepal Sign Language* New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)* Old Bangkok Sign Language* Old Chiangmai Sign Language* Plaa Pag Sign Language* Penang Sign Language (used in Malaysia)* Selangor Sign Language (used in Malaysia)* Singapore Sign Language* Sri Lankan Sign Language* Taiwanese Sign Language* Tibetan Sign Language* Thai Sign Language* Vietnamese sign languages (Hanoi Sign Language, Ho Chi Minh Sign Language, Haiphong Sign Language)Europe* Albanian Sign Language "Gjuha e Shenjave Shqipe"* Armenian Sign Language* Austrian Sign Language "Österreichische Gebärdensprache" (ÖGS)* Belgian-French Sign Language "Langue des Signes de Belgique Francophone" (LSFB)* British Sign Language (BSL)* Bulgarian Sign Language* Catalan Sign Language (or "Catalonian Sign Language") "Llengua de Signes Catalana" (LSC)* Croatian Sign Language (Croslan) "Hrvatskog Znakovnog Jezika" (HZJ)* Czech Sign Language "Český znakový jazyk" (CZJ)* Danish Sign Language "Tegnsprog"* Dutch Sign Language "Nederlandse Gebarentaal" (NGT), also commonly known as "Sign Language of the Netherlands" (SLN)* Estonian Sign Language "Eesti viipekeel"* Finnish Sign Language "Suomalainen viittomakieli" (SVK)* Finland-Swedish Sign Language "finlandssvenskt teckenspråk" (Swedish) or "suomenruotsalainen viittomakieli" (Finnish)* Flemish Sign Language "Vlaamse Gebarentaal" (VGT)* French Sign Language "Langues des Signes Française" (LSF)* German Sign Language "Deutsche Gebärdensprache" (DGS)* Greek Sign Language "Ελλ ηνική Νοηματ ική Γλώσσ α" (GSL)* Hungarian Sign Language "Magyar jelnyelv"* Icelandic Sign Language "Táknmál"* Irish Sign Language (ISL)* Italian Sign Language "Lingua dei Segni Italiana" (LIS)* Lithuanian Sign Language "Lietuvių gestų kalba"* Maltese Sign Language "Lingwi tas-Sinjali Maltin" (LSM)* Northern Ireland Sign Language (NISL)* Norwegian Sign Language "Tegnspråk" (NSL)* Polish Sign Language "Polski Język Migowy" (PJM)* Portuguese Sign Language "Língua Gestual Portuguesa" (LGP)* Russian Sign Language "Russkii Zhestovyi Iazyk"* Spanish Sign Language "Lengua de signos española" (LSE)* Swedish Sign Language "Svenskt teckenspråk" (TSP)* Swiss-French Sign Language "Langage Gestuelle"* Swiss-German Sign Language "Deutschschweizer Gebärdensprache" (DSGS)* Turkish Sign Language "Türk İşaret Dili" (TİD)* Valencian Sign Language "Llengua de Signes en la Comunitat Valenciana" (LSCV)Middle East* Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language (ABSL), Southern Israel* Israeli Sign Language* Persian Sign Language* Jordanian Sign Language Lughat il-Ishaarah il-Urduniah (LIU)* Kuwaiti Sign Language* Saudi Arabian Sign LanguageHistorical sign languages* BANZSL - Language family to which BSL, Auslan, and NZSL belong* Martha's Vineyard Sign Language* Old French Sign Language - Parent language of many sign languages* Old Kent Sign LanguageAuxiliary sign systems* Australian Aboriginal sign languages* Baby Sign - using signs to assist early language development in young children.* Baseball Sign - a method used in baseball and softball to communicate strategic plays without the opponent knowing* Contact Sign - a pidgin or contact language between a spoken language and a sign language, eg. Pidgin Sign English (PSE).* International Sign (previously known as Gestuno) - an auxiliary language used by deaf people in international settings.* Makaton - a system of signed communication used by and with people who have speech, language or learning difficulties.* Monastic sign language* Plains Indian Sign Language* Tic tac - a traditional British system of communicating betting odds at racecourses.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages2PtsRate Answer


In sign language what fingers do you hold up for the letter D?

Tha depends on which sign language you mean - American Sign Language or British Sign Language or Russian Sign Language or Australian Sign Language. In American Sign Language the letter D is formed by extending upwards the index finger and then making a round shape with the thumb and other fingers over the palm.


Who invented the Greek sign language?

Greek Sign Language came about when American Sign Language and French Sign Language joined. This occurred in the 1950s. It became the legal form of deaf language in Greece in 2000.


Is sign language a complete language?

Absolutely; with many dialects, dioms, colloquialisms, and slangs like all other languages. It is also in every language (english sign language, french sign language, spanish sign language, etc).


When did sign language start?

Sign Language, or manual communications systems, have probably been with us just about forever. For as long as it filled a need either for deaf people of silent communcation, there has been gestural languages. Codied sign languages, that which can be learned and taught, was more recent. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_language.


How do you sign igloo in sign language?

Visit the Related Link to learn how to sign igloo in sign language.


Is Korean Sign Language similar to American Sign Language?

British and American use the same spoken language, English. Yet the two sign languages, British Sign Language and American Sign Language are entirely different. Korean and American spoken languages are entirely different, and the sign language system is just as different.


Are there any American Sign Language CDs or other learning resources for deaf Filipinos in Tagalog?

American Sign Language is not spoken in the Philippines, so that would be pointless. You're better off looking for resources for Philippine Sign Language (FSL) and the first place to start would be a local university.


How do you write i hate people in sign language?

You don't write in sign language... you sign it.


How do you talk sign language?

Sign language is a language that uses visual rather than verbal communication. Each word or concept in the language has its own particular sign. The use of signs and fingerspelling is typical in sign language communication.


What is the sign language?

Sign language is a language for the deaf that is expressed by visible hand gestures.


What countries that have their own sign language?

sign language is everywhere!


What is Jillian in sign language?

In American Sign Language you fingerspell it