WANT TO LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE?
August 6, 2019
Good afternoon, long time no see So this has been a highly requested video I’m gonna make this as quick as possible because I just don’t want to overwhelm my students Now we always say that signing is like mini charades. Most of it is common sense But before we go into everything the number one thing that you should know is the alphabet I could stand here and teach you that But the alphabet is something that you have to practice and memorize on your own I’ll give you a quick run-through and then you can go back in this video to practice and memorize also add a chart end For you to refer to ah Oh one last thing when you’re practicing the alphabet try to keep your hands When you’re practicing the alphabet try to keep your hands steady, for example When you sign don’t bounce it like this or else it makes me and other deaf ears look like bobbleheads. We just like so just Keep it steady that works best for Everyone so to begin the run-through A-b-c-d II Gee But GE, I like to remember by thinking I’m taking a piece of gum out of my mouth go G G H I Turned by the way, so you can see the whole hand. It’s not you shouldn’t actually turn I’m just turning so you can see H I J So J you just draw J in English J Okay I’ll common sense. Um And oh Also common sense Oh P so P is just like K, but it’s upside down p q Q is just like G, but it’s also upside down. I think the magazine GQ GQ GQ q r s We hit thumb in in front t u v w x Is like you make a hook like a pirate or something X Y & Z You draw Done so that’s the alphabet. Please go back and memorize that um If you already have that memorize you’re definitely prodigy so next I’m just gonna teach you a few signs that I think all Beginners know first off if you start a conversation with someone who is no sign You should probably say hey I just know little bit of so they know up button that they should sign at a slower pace and probably communicate more clearly so this is I know a little sign I Not this not this this one finger I Know No, not this this is think no I know Little little not big little sign So in full I Know And then you said and then you can have a conversation which will most likely start off with hi, my name is you can say Hi My not. I remember my so this is I and this is my My and the name is you put two H’s together in top choice Hi my name and Then if you have the alphabet memorized you can fingerspell it Or if you have a sign name, for example, my name is chella My sign name is chella only people who are deaf or hard of hearing can give you a signing It’s not Your sign name typically is a result of your personality or a physical attribute or something unique about you Okay, so we know I know little sign and we also went over hi, my name is There is no ace by the way you don’t have to sign is you can just start fingerspelling mini There’s a lot of English words that are unnecessary in sign language and you can still get the boy another tip. Sorry I’m just remembering as I continue if you have double letters in your name or a triple wedding Just anyone have a triple letter No If you have a double letter in your name for example chellamma you wouldn’t do C H-e-l-l-o Instead of doing this slide it over to the right the next phrase. I’m gonna teach you is how are you? How are you? Again How How Are you remember to not do this? This is your but how are you? How are you? And if you want to respond back like good? Good Good Keep in mind that good is also thank you and it’s also you’re welcome really depends on the context, but you can say good or you could even say Fine. So, how are you? Good fine Let’s see Amazing amazing How are you amazing fine Good or if someone asks you in school, you’re probably tired This means I’m asking by the way like I have a question where I’m asking you and then if you want a part you can say have Have and then go back to what I just taught you good have a Good day a is another word that you don’t necessarily need in sign language. So De think of this as if the Sun is moving throughout the whole day dead stay Stay another thing to know if you and the person that you’re talking to our parting ways You could be like it was nice to meet you nice Nice Nice I don’t know how many would like to be nice To me. I love this sign because it’s actually like two people coming up together Nice to me and you know the last one you not your you Nice to meet you Nice to meet you, too This is like same similar. I love coffee. You will coffee the house Lastly I do this one all the time, and I should probably explain it by now. I love you So this was actually made because it is a combination of ily the letters I-l-y all of him. I love you. You could also be like, I love you You don’t necessarily have to love Van Wyck, but you’re confessing your love for them No, sometimes when people who signs say goodbye, we just go It’s fine to do that. Now. I am assigning you all homework my first move as professor Then if you post it put my name in the title So I can find it. I hope this helped you guys