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Unread 03-16-2003, 07:25 PM   #1
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Name of city/state in sign

I wonder anyone know your own city/state's sign language. For some reason, I couldn't find from the ASL book as there are non-exist. Therefore, only few states and famous city I know enough...

So, I want to know more about sign that inolved in cities and state and even the countries!

Midland, TX is my hometown, the sign is like table, but instead, use "m" and move pretty slow, down and up and down...

Texas... "X" and move like 7
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Unread 03-16-2003, 08:27 PM   #2
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Yep, new york is just .. 'Y' move back and forth (side to side) on ur other hand. I dunno if I am expaining that clearly. and Rome is the city where I live, 'X' move it up and down up down on tip of nose.
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Unread 03-16-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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Yep, new york is just .. 'Y' move back and forth (side to side) on ur other hand. I dunno if I am expaining that clearly. and Rome is the city where I live, 'X' move it up and down up down on tip of nose.
no necessary know about New York, it's most popular sign. Now, that Rome is new to me. I learn another new sign. yipee!
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Unread 03-17-2003, 02:54 AM   #4
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ahhh... here sign for my hometown..

Sherman is where I was born and raised and still live here.. the sign for Sherman is u know college.. on palm of hand "s" on palm hand then sign like college when u get to an inch or two above the palm then from "s" to "h" because we have two colleges here in Sherman.

Texas of course "X" that look like 7! You know why? Because I'm from Texas too! (You right, Illustrator )
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well Stockton - it is the same like the sign for semester except more longer and Sacramento you just sign S-A-C
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Re: ahhh... here sign for my hometown..

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Sherman is where I was born and raised and still live here.. the sign for Sherman is u know college.. on palm of hand "s" on palm hand then sign like college when u get to an inch or two above the palm then from "s" to "h" because we have two colleges here in Sherman.

Texas of course "X" that look like 7! You know why? Because I'm from Texas too! (You right, Illustrator )
I keep hear that name "Sherman". I do know it's far north beyond Plano/McKinney. Now, that's new sign to me. I learned! yipe!
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well Stockton - it is the same like the sign for semester except more longer and Sacramento you just sign S-A-C
S-A-C? What's hell is that? What make them use SAC? It's bore sign!

Not long time ago, I actually invent the sign for Sacramento as sign in committee but instead... it's "S-C" I thought it's cool cuz they are king, sort of... Oh well, I guess I will have to change sign in correct follow the native city.
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Hmm if im right i think you make a C with your hands and move as a shape C. Chicago. I think im wrong.
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Yep, new york is just .. 'Y' move back and forth (side to side) on ur other hand. I dunno if I am expaining that clearly. and Rome is the city where I live, 'X' move it up and down up down on tip of nose.
NO offended but I laughed so hard at one of my friend who was teasing about New York, "Y" up and down on your other armpit sorry about that but "Y" back and forth, side to side on other hand is better...
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Me! O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A! *giggle* but really, you just sign "O K L A" in arch from left to right (if use right hand). My hometown- Tulsa, just "T" arch from left to rgiht.
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lol for me - with i - move in 7 ... for Indianapolis ..... lol even tho i live near it - so what ??
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For illinois, just spell I-L, that's it.
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Philly "p" like a 7
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Re: Name of city/state in sign

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I wonder anyone know your own city/state's sign language. For some reason, I couldn't find from the ASL book as there are non-exist. Therefore, only few states and famous city I know enough...

So, I want to know more about sign that inolved in cities and state and even the countries!

Midland, TX is my hometown, the sign is like table, but instead, use "m" and move pretty slow, down and up and down...

Texas... "X" and move like 7
Yup. Texan!
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Unread 03-27-2003, 01:46 PM   #15
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Me! O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A! *giggle* but really, you just sign "O K L A" in arch from left to right (if use right hand). My hometown- Tulsa, just "T" arch from left to rgiht.
man, that's suck... I hate to keep spell all thru for state or city.
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Unread 03-27-2003, 01:47 PM   #16
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For illinois, just spell I-L, that's it.


one of my friend make up sign for Illinois is...

"i" as "i" in the air and change to 'l" which sort of pussy in one sign. Because of the state's shape.
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Unread 03-28-2003, 12:47 PM   #17
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I'm from Louisiana, Use spell LA from right hand.
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I am from a tiny village in South Jersey.
We spell "NJ" for New Jersey, of course.

My town, Dorchester, we just spell it Dorchester. (We = my best friend who is deaf, and me)

Nearby towns:
Millville------M move to right
Vineland-------V move to right
Bridgeton------B move to right
Ocean City-----O C fingerspelled
Wildwood-------W W fingerspelled
Camden---------C moved in 7 pattern, like Chicago, but smaller sign
Glassboro------GLASS (sign) then fingerspell B O R O
Atlantic City--A C fingerspelled
Deptford-------D on right side of neck
Sea Isle City--S I C fingerspelled
Cape May-------C M fingerspelled
Stone Harbour--S H fingerspelled
Toms River-----T R fingerspelled

Thats all I can think for the signs for my area.

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I'm from Louisiana, Use spell LA from right hand.
that remind me of my professional for English who is deaf for high school. When she sign "LA" and I thought she mean Los Angeles until she explain me bit that she actually from Louisiana. Now, I see...

Two confused sign.
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Houston, TX - "H" instead "K" alike "kiss"

Dallas, TX - "D" use tap over left or right head

Austin, TX - "A" and move like 7

San Antiono, TX - "G" - sort of "turkey"

Lubbock, TX - "L" use tape over left or right head

El Paso, TX - (cool sign!!!) "O" on left hand and "L" on right hand - "L" move forward and back and forward...
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Houston, TX - "H" instead "K" alike "kiss"

Dallas, TX - "D" use tap over left or right head

Austin, TX - "A" and move like 7

San Antiono, TX - "G" - sort of "turkey"

Lubbock, TX - "L" use tape over left or right head

El Paso, TX - (cool sign!!!) "O" on left hand and "L" on right hand - "L" move forward and back and forward...
Ahh... our sign for Lubbock, Texas is L on the right side of forehead slightly above the ear just like Dallas.

Our sign for El Paso is "E" on either left or right hand and "L" on either right or left hand- "L" move forward and backward and forward.

Most of my deaf friends' sign for Lubbock is almost like Dallas.

Curious, Illustrator, why does that sign language for Lubbock as like tape on either left or right hand? I never see that before!
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Eh... you guys got me lost. I recognize the way you describe each sign but, some of them, I don't know how to do it.
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Ahh... our sign for Lubbock, Texas is L on the right side of forehead slightly above the ear just like Dallas.

Our sign for El Paso is "E" on either left or right hand and "L" on either right or left hand- "L" move forward and backward and forward.

Most of my deaf friends' sign for Lubbock is almost like Dallas.

Curious, Illustrator, why does that sign language for Lubbock as like tape on either left or right hand? I never see that before!
shoot, I accident type "tape" It should say "tap" How silly I am!

And for El Paso. it's "o" not "e". I have my friend who actually live in El Paso, is deaf. That's offical sign language.
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shoot, I accident type "tape" It should say "tap" How silly I am!

And for El Paso. it's "o" not "e". I have my friend who actually live in El Paso, is deaf. That's offical sign language.
Ah! My friend who live here.. that is from El Paso is "e" not "o" even my other friends that I know from school and from old school use "e" instead of "o" :-D
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Richardson, TX - sort of "rocket" but move up and down in short distance

Plano, TX - sort of "government" but instead use "p"

Irving, TX - use "i" and shake bit - soft.

Fort Worth, TX - short distance from up as "F" and down as "W"
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Ah! My friend who live here.. that is from El Paso is "e" not "o" even my other friends that I know from school and from old school use "e" instead of "o" :-D
whatever.
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Hi again, I'm curious what sign do you use for Paris (capital city of France)? I have seen three signs for that city. One is Eiffel Tower, two is P for France and third is LSF - left hand is flat palm facing up and right hand is "P" touching the centre of left hand.

Other European cities signs I have seen:
ROME = same sign as NAME in ASL

FRANKFURT = both hands are "A", one is front and one is back, move both back and forth, like money trading

LONDON = Like "CRAZY" but it means the clock of Big Ben

BERLIN = right hand is "A", touch on the right forehand with "A" upside down, then make a circle to make A face up.

HAMBURG = like "BOY" but sideways to right.

AMSTERDAM = make "X" with both hands, repeat two more times to down from up.

BRUSSELS = like "PROBLEM" but both hands touch each other.

MOSCOW = like "MENSURATION" in ASL

MUNICH = 5-hand claw shaped on right side of head, move upwards. Like BSL for GOVERNMENT but to the side.

BARCELONA = like "READ" but use "4" handshape instead of "2"

If you want to know more, I can list more.
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Cool signs! I know some state signs and I may be wrong in some: (Suppose my dominant hand is right hand)

California - "25" sign near the right ear
Washington - "W" sign near right shoulder then wave away
Oregan - "O" sign near right shoulder then wave away
Alaska - "A" from left side of face move up to forehead then "C" move down to the right side of face in smooth movement
Idaho - "I" "D" in fingerspelling or "potato" sign
Montana - "M" sign like mountain then flat to right EI: /\/\___
Wyoming - "W" both hands with index fingers touching each other, then down to "Y" to flat land EI: __/\__
Colorado - "color" sign then "D" "O" in fingerspelling or "C" up and down on the left arm EI: /\/\/\
Arizona - "A" thumb tap on left then right side of chin

Should I go on?
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California - don't forget to add "shake" while use "25" in sign

I like to use "color"-"D-O" for colorado, it's fun to me.
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Thanks for all of these signs, now i know a bit better!
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