Differences in BSL and ASL?

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  1. Lissa

    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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    What are the differences in BSL and ASL

    I know that the Thanks sign is the same like this :ty:

    I'm just wondering what else
     
  2. Bottesini

    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    This is a question for JClarke who is the master of all sign languages! :P
     
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    overthepond New Member

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    BSL alphbet is with both hands
    ASL alphbet is with one hand...
     
  4. Lissa

    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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    I know that, I mean the differences in sign e.g because words in ASL are totally different words in BSl
     
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    Jiro If You Know What I Mean Premium Member

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    wwwhhaaaaaa???? that would put one-arm person at disadvantage!!
     
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    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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    I know a few signs in BSL though I'm not very fluent in it. ASL sign for mother is the five handshape at chin. In BSL, it's a fist held over your heart. One hearing person who knew BSL came to MSSD one day and showed me the sign for America. It's signed with all four fingers on thumb and you make a chewing motion while you place the handshape near your mouth. I asked if it was because Americans chew tobacco. (I had a roomaate who chewed tobacco and one of my teachers was always making jokes about tobacco chewers.) She said no, it's because Americans chew gum. :doh:
     
  10. Lissa

    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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    Iv never heard of those signs in BSL that you described. and I use bsl
     
  11. Lissa

    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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    Mother is usually signed as m for mother or the first 3 fingers on the side of the head. america is all fingers interlocked and a circle motion
     
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    deafskeptic Active Member Premium Member

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    ASL signs can vary depending on where you're from. I wonder if that's possible for BSL.
     
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    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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    It is the same for BSL, iv just not heard of it, maybe Overthepond has seen some like this
     
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    Smithtr G.G.H.T Premium Member

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    I learn more teach BSL. I interest about to sign language BSL is wonderful I am glad of you more found image is teach you more improve really help you more help teach more improve.. that is sound great.
     
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    Liebling:-))) Sussi *7.7.86 - 18.6.09* Premium Member

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    I know both BSL and ASL. They are very different.
     
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    Mod's Note:

    Thread's moved to proper location from General Chat to Sign Language & Oralism. :)
     
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    Chevy57 Sherlock Hound Premium Member

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    BSL is very different from ASL except countries.

    Deafteen90, you may see asl at ASLPro.com Home.
     
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    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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    :ty: Chevy!

    I'v always been interested in ASL since I watched a ASL film when I was younger about 14
     
  19. JClarke

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    No Chevy57... BSL has few signs that combines with the ASL, and BSL is very similar to AUSLAN, here. AUSLAN has few signs that are the same in ASL. BSL and AUSLAN uses two hands in fingerspelling, and ASL uses one hand to fingerspell but ASL uses two hands to sign, not fingerspelling.
     
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    Right, JClarke, I had met some deaf people from United Kingdom during Deafway II event last several years ago. I noticed that they have some BSL, very similar to ASL. I understood clear to read thier signs.
     

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