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    Family that do not come see you

    "Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them." You have the curse of misplaced loyalty. I am a recovering addict myself. You can imagine a world where people visiting / writing / calling to you would get as much enjoyment as they receive from you...
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    Students, Your questions answered here.

    This is not a poster about American Sign Language. It is a poster showing dove silhouettes in a way that the hand is the body, the fingers represent the wing and tail feathers, and the thumb represents the neck. Some handshapes are used in ASL, others are not. It is an artistic piece...
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    ASL Wikipedia Project

    Aslsj I am a (hearing) computer programmer. I designed a way to write ASL using the English alphabet. The start of my website is at ASLSJ. You can e-mail me from there if you wish to discuss further. I agree that there is little interest in learning ASL writing among the Deaf. They are...
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    Advice for a hearing parent?

    Any visual communication is better than nothing. I have heard that hearing children of Deaf adults tend to be excellent at recognizing fingerspelled words because they've gotten so much of it their whole life. Also, home sign is when you make up a sign for something just for use in the...
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    learning sign language. :D

    Try • ASL • American Sign Language. Bill Vicars has put his ASL curriculum on the internet for free. Your ASL dictionary will get you vocabulary to practice, but it does not teach you why the shapes, placements, and movements are significant (where they come from). Also, ASL dictionaries...
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    looking to learn asl from dvds?

    Start with watching the Signing Time videos without captions or sound. Full speed at first and then half-speed on the parts you don't understand. Hopefully your library has copies. Take an ASL class if available. This will get you words to work with. ASL actually has a different grammar and...
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    si5s to write ASL

    Si5s has not "caught on" in the sense that there is no self-perpetuating cycle of Si5s writers and readers creating works in Si5s. This is not surprising because ASL is not needed to do business for 99.9% of US residents. Business necessitates a written language. Linguistic Art eventually...
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    Systems for Writing ASL

    Did you know that China had and Korea had movable print 400 years before Gutenburg. Why did it not become widespread? "Neither movable-type system was widely used, probably because of the enormous amount of labour involved in manipulating the thousands of ceramic tablets, or in the case of...
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