Originally posted by allisonjoy
born to a deaf family- thats how i learned sign language
Originally posted by Aphrodite
Deaf family - it says all about my end when it comes with learning ASL.
But, I used SEE and PSE, mixed with ASL when I went to the day school during my whole childhood (Lake Drive), *yea, I was confused for a while with my language identity* until I went to MSSD for the first time... and people made fun of me, due to my SEE and ASL mix... so I simply omitted the SEE mix and had been dramatic with my ASL feature ever since... but I can sense some strong SEE/PSE root inside me, due to this school - even though I came from a deaf family.
Originally posted by kuifje75
When my parents found out that I was deaf, they went to adult school to learn sign language (SEE). They say my first sign was "ice cream" LOL. Since then, I was educated in SEE until high school when started to use ASL more and more. In college, I learned ASL much more throughly by talking with ppl and so on. Sometimes I do catch myself signing in SEE depending on some ppl I talk with, like hearing ppl. Also, I learned LSF (French SL), some BSL and some DGS (German SL). When I came back from Germany, I had hard time to be back to ASL again, 'cos I still sign few words in LSF or DGS. LOL But I teach ASL classes, and I remember to sign in ASL only!!! LOL
I was almost like that. I was oral in preschool. Started learning SEE in elementary school. Met a few ASL friends in junior high and high school. Started using ASL interpreters in college. Since then, I've been learning more ASL so my sign language is now PSE.Originally posted by ChelEler
I learned SEE first when I was a frosh in High School, then two years later, I learned ASL. Then I am mixed now. I even took some ASL classes in an university, and boy, it was challenging because so many new signs to learn so fast. I have been signing PSE since then.