Originally Posted by jillio
Since I now know that you and CutePommie meant using mouth (lip) movements, I completely agree with you. I thought that you meant always using voice. That is what I thought you meant when you typed "speak". I agree, all ASL users use lip movement. But not voice. That is what I meant when I referred to speaking...using voice. That is why it is important for these discussions to continue. So that we both understand completely what the other is saying. So now that I now that you meant lip movement and not voice, then I agree. We were both actually saying the same thing. We were just using the word "speak" in two different ways.
Same here about the confusion. Glad we all got it cleared up.
Liebling, to answer your question...yes, I always move my mouth when signing but without using my voice. Sometimes my lip movements follows the English words and other times, follows the ASL concept. I dont completely keep my mouth shut when signing. That would be too weird.