Intresting post - using or speaking asl?

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  1. Mieke

    Mieke Belgian ASL noob Premium Member

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    ASL video by Don Grushkin on whether or not to use the term "use ASL"
     
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    Oh lordie...

    I've heard/seen the phrase of "use Spanish/English/etc" so no I don't think ASL is "inferior" in that sense. That's my view.

    Then again ASL is a language, and like all languages- it evolves. Maybe in time that will change but some people will likely not change their signing habits overnight either. I've seen signs come and go... and many regional signs as well.
     
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    I kind of see his point.
     
  4. shel90

    shel90 Audist are not welcome Premium Member

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    I see his point too. Sometimes I tell people I speak ASL.
     
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    Mieke Belgian ASL noob Premium Member

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    I see his point too and mainly agree also... Though I also say use often for spoken languages but not for my first language.

    When talking about speaking English or French, more often I refer to it as using them
     

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