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Junto Ohki, Rolex Young Laureate, 2016

Junto Ohki, Rolex Young Laureate, 2016

TOKYO, JAPAN There are 70 million people in the world who use sign languages. They think in sign language. Whatever they visualise, they don’t always remember the equivalent word. So in most cases, they cannot get information they need immediately. Read more…


How to Sign “Friend” in ASL & UKRAINE Sign Language

How to Sign “Friend” in ASL & UKRAINE Sign Language

Hello hello! This week we’re focused on one word, right? FRIEND In Ukraine the sign is what? Oh, this sign means U-K-R-A-I-N-E Their sign is: FRIEND FRIEND So far I’ve been trying to figure out and analyze why the sign Read more…


How to Sign “Teacher” in ASL & Latvia Sign Language

How to Sign “Teacher” in ASL & Latvia Sign Language

Hello! Good afternoon! Today I will show you a sign from Latvia Sign Language. This country is where? L-A-T-V-I-A The sign here in the USA is “teacher” This means to teach or give information to students, so “teach” + “person.” Read more…


How to Sign “You’re Welcome” in ASL & PAKISTAN Sign Language

How to Sign “You’re Welcome” in ASL & PAKISTAN Sign Language

Hello hello! Today’s sign is from Pakistan P-A-K-I-S-T-A-N. The sign here in the USA is YOU’RE WELCOME (or another sign is “You’re Welcome”) But I prefer YOU’RE WELCOME. In Pakistan the sign is: YOU’RE WELCOME YOU’RE WELCOME Neat because it’s Read more…


How to Sign “Friend” in ASL & CUBA Sign Language

How to Sign “Friend” in ASL & CUBA Sign Language

Hello hello! Welcome to “Friend Week!” Everyday I’m teaching a sign for “friend” from many different countries. For example, our sign for today here in the USA we sign FRIEND (use your pointer fingers) FRIEND In Cuba C-U-B-A they sign, Read more…


How to Sign “Friend” in ASL & LSCh (Chile Sign Language)

How to Sign “Friend” in ASL & LSCh (Chile Sign Language)

Hello hello! This week we’re focused on one word, right? FRIEND In Chile C-H-I-L-E they sign: FRIEND FRIEND Exactly why they sign it this way, I have no idea. But I thought about how here in America, some say, “Do Read more…


How to Sign “Pig” in ASL & TiD (Turkey Sign Language)

How to Sign “Pig” in ASL & TiD (Turkey Sign Language)

Hello hello! Today the sign is hilarious. I chose a sign from Turkish Sign Language to show you. Here in the USA we sign “pig” or “pig” (two ways) P-I-G In Turkey they sign (Ready for this?) PIG Put your Read more…