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Originally Posted by khrixmrozh
This is educational. Can I give you another scenario?
I'm deaf and I speak English, but I want to learn ASL so I can communicate with the deaf without needing my own interpreter. It would be nice to be a bilingual deaf person instead of just a product of education from oralist jerks.
Would you help, and how?
Sure, yours is a very common situation.
The most important thing is that you are totally accepting that ASL is a "real language" and that while there are lots of Hoh/Deaf ASLers who do speak, we don't see being able to do so as "better" than those who don't speak.