Intresting post - using or speaking asl?


Belgian ASL noob
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.


Belgian ASL noob
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