So, I was thinking about this last night while I was working on one of my modules. ASL seems so universal that it should be what we use to communicate with other countries. There are things about it that seem a little confusing, like sentence structure (at least from an English as my first language perspective) but for the most part the signs make sense. Like the sign for want gives the sense of wanting. The sign for before, after, or next. They all seem to convey the sense of what they mean. Mother and father seem arbitrary, but when you consider how things are built on them they make perfect sense. Like using male cousing/femal cousin. Or grandmother and grandfather. Or son/daughter. A lot of the signs seem to have a logic that would transcend spoken language.