- Sep 27, 2006
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I've checked ASL Pro and both my asl dictionaries with no mention from either..perhaps they are just fingerspelled?
I don't think I have ever seen a sign for titles, nor were they spelled. When I was in elementary the houseparents were called Title FirstName. The kids who could talk said Title FirstName, the kids who did not talk did not know of this courtesy and they just said FirstName.
The teachers (they were all hearing at that time) had name signs with letter of the Last Name. We were all expected to say outloud Title LastName.
In my school it is firstname-lastname but I just use their sign name. If I talk I will usually say their first name or last name. If they REALLY want it, I will put for the effort required for Mr/Mrs...why don't hearies realise it is HARD for us to say them (specially Mrs for me)?
There are SEE signs for these
Mr. is an M on the side of the forehead (like placement for boy) and it moves forward and off the head becoming an R
Sir is is the same, starting with an 's'
Miss or Ms. is an M on the right cheek (like the sign for girl) and moves forward.
Mrs. is the same but becomes an 's' as it moves off the cheek.
My kids always use these to address their elders.
I fingerspell it. I don't ever recall having seen it done any other way in the deaf community. Never knew that but have often wondered, i am glad to have learned something new which is also important!