ASL vs Auslan | Deaf Awareness Month
August 9, 2019
[Auslan] Hello, my name is Rogan, sign name [Rogan].
It’s not the swear word! And welcome. How are you? Today I wanted to talk about—oh you
can’t understand what I’m signing? Make sure you have the CCs turned on. Finished? [ASL] Good! [ASL] The reason why I wanted you to
turn on the captions is because today I will be switching languages and
showing you some differences. I’ve had a lot of people say this: [Auslan] It must be so nice to have
one sign language all over the world. Uh what? No, there’s more than one. Whaaaat? Really? How does that even make sense?
My reaction to that can be one of two responses. ….what makes you think that? How many spoken languages are there? Or if I feel like giving a little bit of attitude. Really? I thought all people had
one spoken language too? I did a collab with Aly a while ago,
I’ll link that in the card and below. But I signed some Auslan signs and
she tried to guess what they were. Today, I’ll give you some more examples
with side-by-side comparisons. Talk Age Can/can’t Try Why What Where Which How Hope you enjoyed that! I want to add that even within
the same language there are regional differences. I plan to make a series of videos showing
as many regional differences as I can find. I already have quite a list. If you know of any, leave them in the comments below
and I’ll let you know if I already have it listed or not! But for now, I’ll give a few quick examples. In Auslan I know of one – water. [demonstrates signs] I know of so many in ASL, but an easy one is Halloween. [demonstrates various signs] I wouldn’t be surprised if there
were more different ones. Another example: strawberry. [demonstrates various signs] Last one for now – early. Some
actually sign it with spelling. [demonstrates other signs] I’m going to stop for now, I will give
more in another video later on. I also want to add and make it absolutely
clear that while Canadians sign ASL, they do have their own dialect and signs too. So if you go to Canada, and you know ASL, you can
communicate. But just don’t expect to know every sign. That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed
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