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Unread 09-13-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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How do you sign "you're welcome"?

I've seen several ways, and wanted to get more input:

Thank you and you're welcome, same sign.
(This always seems awkward/repetitive.)

Signing W with two bounces down from your chin.

Flat hand open, palm up, sliding forward and backward.

Are there any I missed?
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Unread 09-13-2011, 02:22 AM   #2
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We just do the normal welcome sign over here, but then we abbreviate everything.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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OK, this thread should have been titled, "Which way are you signing you're welcome". Right now it looks like a "duh" question...
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Unread 09-13-2011, 05:20 PM   #4
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In the Deaf culture, we don't generally say "you're welcome" in any instances other than welcoming someone into their place/home.

In a response to a "Thank you" it would be "No problem" "Next time" "See me if you need any more help" *thumbs up* ... etc etc...
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Unread 09-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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This is helpful PFH! I'll need to relearn what momma taught me...
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Unread 09-13-2011, 05:22 PM   #6
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Whatever you do, don't use the one with the "W." That makes me cringe.

Open palm. Please.

(Hope none of the SEE signers see this! HA!)
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Unread 09-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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What is the literal meaning of the open palm?

And just for you, I will never sign the W version!
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Unread 09-13-2011, 08:57 PM   #8
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example sign welcome
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Unread 09-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #9
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That's a bit longer than I was expecting. Ha, ha!
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Unread 09-13-2011, 09:09 PM   #10
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I agree Travis video correct!
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Unread 09-14-2011, 02:19 PM   #11
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I agree Travis video correct!
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Thank you for posting this... I have this argument all the time.

I have never seen anyone in the Deaf community sign "welcome" in that context. They acknowledge the thank you, as said before, but there's no specific "You are welcome" sign.

I cannot convince my hearing friends that I'm right on this one... Maybe that video will help. (I posted a similar video from Deaf Red Bear's YT channel on FB with a caption saying basically see? He agrees with me... and then realized they didn't understand enough sign to understand it. Doh)
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Unread 09-14-2011, 03:27 PM   #13
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... and then realized they didn't understand enough sign to understand it. Doh)
Yes, I'm afraid that's where I'm at. I don't understand much of the video.

Right now I can sign pretty well, but I cannot understand as much signed to me. I'm thinking of adapting "sure" to fill in for where I would normally say "you're welcome". But repeating the same sign for "thank you" and "you're welcome" just feels odd. And as a hearie, it's hard to get out of the habit!
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Unread 09-14-2011, 05:49 PM   #14
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