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Who was The first person to use sign language?

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Sign languages are as old as vocal languages. Nobody knows who the first person was.

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No one knows. Sign languages are as old as vocal languages.


Their hands, because they use them to form the signs.


American Sign language is for use by and with deaf and hard of hearing people (many hearing people also "speak" ASL) and involves hand signals, bodily gestures, and facial expressions for use of communication.To Sign "American Sign Language" in ASL, you would sign:"america", the "er" or "person/individual" sign, "sign", and "language.A quick way is to simply spell A S L.


THose Americans who are deaf and/or mute use sign language, and the American Indians used sign language as a universal 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


There are many people who use sign language. # Deaf, hard of hearing and deafened people often use sign language in order to communicate with other people who share the same common language. If not, they can communicate through a person who knows the sign language and a majority language (e.g. English). # Hearing parents are teaching their babies sign language because it enhances their communication skills and decreases their frustration, especially at a time when they do not have the capability to speak. # Non-verbal people who are hearing may use sign language to communicate, especially when they have conditions that make them non-verbal.


there is no such thing as am in sign language. You dont use words like that.


Either spell it or use the special name sign given to that person by a close friend or loved one.


sign language is important because people are deaf.and cant speak or hear.Iam14 and deaf and i have to use sign language.


Sign Language has been taught to some apes, but beyond that, animals do not use any language.


Hi, if you are talking about ASL (American Sign Language) you will need to spell out each letter of the name. M-I-C-H-A-E-L If you have a Deaf person in your life, they can give a sign name for the word Michael, and you could just use the sign instead of finger-spelling. But at first, you need to fingerspell it.


Sign Language is primarily used by the deaf community. However, babies use sign language before they learn to talk.


Its a recognised language use by use of hand signs facial features and gesture to communicate with those without hearing, speech or both.


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.


No there is no CSL, there is however an LSQ which is the French Canadian sign language but for the English speaking canadia, we use American sign language (ASL)


sign language is the way deaf people talk but not with their mouth they use their hands to talk you can talk to deaf people by using sign language


Sign Language allows those that are unable to speak for themselves to use their hands to talk for them.


Mostly deaf people or people who find it hard to hear use sign language, along with their families and friends. But sometimes people with Down syndrome can also use sign language.


You can go to a school for deaf people. Or, you can get some books on how to do it and read it with that person. A helpful one is "Sign Language for Kids" By Lora Heller. My daughter use it for a book report.


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.


# Use sign language # Use your hands as much as possible # Act it out until they understand # Get a person who know both languages to translate


they use sign language


Sign language in Swaziland is in its infancy as of 2018. Most deaf people either use village sign (or home sign), or they are treated like mentally disabled people.There is no standard sign language and very little education in sign language. The most common standard sign language (spoken by the more fortunate) is South African Sign Language.


People use sign language to communicate with those who are profoundly deaf.Some people are both deaf, blind and dumb (cannot speak). The use their hands to feel sign language and "speak" using their hands.If you are deaf it is the way to communicate with people.A LOT of people use sign language! We use it to communicate with the deaf and sometimes animals, like monkeys.


America uses American Sign Language (ASL) and Britain uses British Sign Language (BSL), which are completely different languages. America and Britain do not share any common sign language.



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