Originally Posted by coolgirlspyer90
hmm, so in ASL we are definitely speaking some words in french? how come i never heard of this before when i learned sign when i was a young kid?
Look at it this way: do not think of it as you are signing words in French or English
you are making the “symbols to name items (words in the hearing world)” in ASL Sign
. Learn the words. Then learn the syntax used in the language of Sign just as you learned the spoken syntax for any other language.
Direct translation = backwards speaking Yoda