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I Love Sign Language

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 285 People

    Deaf People Can Speak.

    Somebody say that, deaf people can not speak. Facts: - deaf to speak. They use their hands instead of their mouth. Sign language is the language and its structure, grammar, and appropriate time to confirm. It can be transmitted, which means that the complexity of the language...
    DeafSocial DeafSocial 26-30, F May 24, 2012

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    Wish I Knew More

    When I was little, I took a class in church, and we learned all kinds of cool things. I still remember the alphabet and few other words, like "thank you." I wish I were fluent. I would love to be that lady who sits up in the front of the church and translates the...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    A Deaf Person Taught Me The...

    A deaf person taught me the sign language when I was ten, I thought it was brillient that I could comunicate with someone who said nothing, and yet learnt that deaf people have just as much as a person with words has to say
    rosygal rosygal 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2008

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    A Beautiful Language

    I took interest in it when I watch a movie about sign language. I found it to be fascinating how people manage to communicate through sign, and how expressive they are. For me, it’s not only a language, it’s an art. When there is a person 'perform' sign language, I found it...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 1 Response May 15, 2013

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    Wee Hands Signing Asl

    My two and a half old son has auditory disynchrony and has just had a cochlear implant put in. From the time we learned he was deaf, we started taking a baby singing class. Its beautiful to see him communicate and let me know what he needs. With the implant in place now, he is...
    michelletb michelletb 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    C.O.D.A

    So, my mom is deaf. Sign language was my first language. I was signing before I could talk. My first sign was milk when I was 6 months old. Growing up, I was my mom's personal interpreter. She took me everywhere with her on the off chance she would need me. When I was 12, I...
    SoulScreamer SoulScreamer 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    Silence Can Be Golden

    I have a cousin who is deaf, and  I loved to try to finger spell to her when we were kids. It made me feel important, and made her feel less left out. But the real love for signing came when I was doing ABA therapy. Most of my kids with Autism were nonverbal, and we always...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 14 Responses May 2, 2010

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    Not Only Is Sign a Beautifu...

    Not only is sign a beautiful language to watch it is an outstanding way to lower the general noise factor in life. I imagine a world where ignoring a conversation was as easy as turning your head, the inane babble of the cell phone people,silenced. Learning sign should be...
    auntferis auntferis 51-55 Mar 11, 2008

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    Baby Sign Language

    I am so proud of my adult daughters.  When my oldest was young she was fascinated by sign language.  She taught herself and her 3 younger sisters how to sign.  Today, one of her sisters teach the mentally and physically challenged adults how to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    Fascinating

    Last year I was watching the Tv show, Switched at Birth, and I got into Sign Language. If you know Switched at Birth you'll know that one of the daughter is Deaf and goes to a deaf school with the other daughter. So, Sign Language is a big part of the show. When I watched I would...
    SamanthaYoung2000 SamanthaYoung2000 22-25, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    Open Yourself To Possibilities Of Finding Love

    Relationships are hard enough to start, harder to maintain and hardest to break. How would you cope with chatting and having a relationship with a deaf girl? You think its a challenge? It is double challenge. Online dating has no limitation and anyone can sign in and have...
    DeafSocial DeafSocial 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I Love Sign Language Because I...

    I love sign language because i think all forms of communication are a formidable feature of the human being.
    atia3 atia3 19-21 Mar 11, 2008

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    I Love Sign-language.

    i had a friend in college who was deaf, and she taught me so many signs. i already knew the alphabet from a production of the miracle worker that i was in (yeah, i know) and it was so fascinating learning to communicate with my hands. it is a good language for me to learn...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    ASL

    I took two years of ASL and loved it. Some of our assignments included going to events with the deaf and not being able to use our voice to communicate. It taught me a lot and I always took my daughter who also became pretty fluent. I had planned on becoming an interpreter but...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2007

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    I Love You

    I am so proud of my adult daughters. When my oldest was young she was fascinated by sign language. She taught herself and her 3 younger sisters how to sign. Today, one of her sisters teach the mentally and physically challenged adults how to communicate through signing. She...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    It's So Much Fun..

    My mother-in-law is deaf. Since I met my wife two years ago, I've been suddenly immersed in the Deaf community, and I had to learn ASL in order to communicate with my wife's mom. It's a beautiful language, and it's so much fun to 'speak'. I love that it completely relies on...
    wordsarevitamins wordsarevitamins 21-25, F Oct 26, 2007

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    My Sister Is Deaf

    So I grew up in a house with sign language. I know BSL (british sign language) but its not at the level I'd like. I know the basics but nothing a lot. I use it at school with my friends. It is very helpful when I get into a bad mood and I just cannot talk, I sign instead and that...
    Buffy19 Buffy19 18-21, F Feb 21, 2011

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    Taught My Normal Hearing Child...

    By a year my daughter could sign milk, more, mommy, daddy, grandma, bath among a few others.  It was really interesting teaching her before she could talk.  It helped a lot though. She doesn't sign at all now though.  I never kept up with it probably because I don...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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    Early Form Of Communication

    I taught my children how to sign simple things at six months of age. They caught so quickly. It was amazing to see.
    DeadHeartsareEverywhere DeadHeartsareEverywhere 31-35, F Nov 28, 2013

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    It's Fascinating to Watch

    I absolutely love to watch people sign. It's such a captivating and beautiful language. I'm learning ASL right now, it's very intimidating though! I'm afraid to sign because I don't want to accidentally sign something offensive to a d/Deaf person, or have them think I'm just a...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008

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    How Is It That People Still Don't Know I Love You In Sign Language

    there is a man at my work who I see everyday who is deaf.   I have to communicate with him very rarely for work but on one occasion when we were communicating throug lip reading, writing things down & general gesters, we sort of got off topic to speak about...
    tinkerbelly tinkerbelly 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter

    I am a nationally certified sign language interpreter who has been in the field for around 15 years. Of course I love the language! I am more than willing to answer questions and offer suggestions to those who are currently learning sign language or wanting to consider...
    blessedhands blessedhands 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    Unspoken Words Speak The Loudest

    Your hand flow through universes of unspoken words that are heard so clearly by those who see the intense nature of your languages beauty. You move in such sincerity and passion. I can't help but tear up through beauty when your hands speak volumes.. Through your wrinkled...
    Xingouttheos Xingouttheos 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    Still Learning Though.

    Easier than I thought it was going to be, however still learning. I tend to forget some of the easier stuff, however I'll never forget what my middle finger up means. "Means your number one"
    slugbugged slugbugged 26-30, M Feb 23, 2011

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    I Think It Is Beautiful.&nb...

    I think it is beautiful.  I love the way they LOL Move there hands.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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    Amazing

    I love learning new signs so that I can teach them to my 2 year old daughter. Having her learn them before she could talk is one of the best things I've done for/with her yet. We have 2 books with some basic signs, but I really want to know more. I'm scared to take a class about...
    TayterTot TayterTot 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2007

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    It sounds silly, but I do l...

    It sounds silly, but I do love sign language. I'm trying to learn as much as I can, as well as teach my preschool class some basic signs. They love it too!
    MsSaraMarie MsSaraMarie 26-30 Mar 11, 2008

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    I'm deaf and slowly teaching myself ASL

    until I can take a class in the Fall.
    Ashlization85 Ashlization85 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I worked w/deaf & disabled adults @ Educational

    CTR 4 the deaf, City of Angels, CALIFORNIA 🇺🇸!! I pray 4 all who have special needs, n Yeshua's name..amen
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Jan 7

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    I Don'T Know Anything About Sign Language

    Pen and notepad Phone to text
    Dyemare Dyemare 22-25, M Jun 5, 2013

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    Really Beautiful

    Sign Language is my ideal language. First of all, like many languages, it's just beautiful. And obviously expressive. I love to watch people sign. You can really gauge the intensity of the conversation; you really hear the person because you are forced to see them. Hearing people...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 Sep 6, 2008

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    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Interpreter For Over 15 Years

    I have been interpreting professionally for 15 years.  Love both the language and the culture which is interwoven with it.  I love talking about the history of the language, dispelling myths and encouraging people to learn more about American Sign Language and Deaf...
    SDTerp SDTerp 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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    Body Language

    I love to watch fluent "signers" use fluid motions with their fingers and hands. When they really get expressive, the arms get to flailing, shoulders shake, and even the torso gets exerted! lol. *Sighs* Too bad I only know my ABC's in Sign. Such fun!
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    Changedlefty Changedlefty 13-15, M Dec 7, 2013

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    U Gotta Love Usein Your Hands..lol

    I LOVE EVER THING ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGE.. FROM THE TIME I WAS 3 N OLDER..IT FUN ITS HAS PASSION AN BEAUTY OF IT..LOL I FINGER SPELLING EVERYTHING... I CAN TALK ..BUT ITS JUS THE FACT I LOVE DOIN SIGN MORE..ITS FUN I WOULD LOVE TO TEACH ANYBODY WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN.. NOW I DNT...
    sexy2126 sexy2126 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    My Cousin Is Deaf, Without ...

    My cousin is deaf, without sign language we may not be able to connect.  As kids all the cousins learned how to sign.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F Mar 11, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I want to learn to sign because I would like to use it with my students. A lot of them do well using the few signs I know to help with their learning.
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F Sep 13

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    Its good to learn. Despite having to win trust using it.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    I am teaching my son who is 4 months old!
    ktmr93 ktmr93 18-21, F Sep 8

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    Or did. Before heart attacks on seroquel.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Deaf Bookeeker A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper, Guido, has cheated him out of $10,000,000.00. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the...
    DanCan1 DanCan1 56-60, M Sep 8

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    My first language is Spanish. I lived in the United States basicly my whole life. But my parents only speak Spanish in the house. I knew how to read a write in Spanish. When I...
    LizAnaG LizAnaG 13-15, F Sep 17

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    I try so hard teaching myself languages. I want to learn italian (since I am italian) French And I'm even teaching myself sign language. Also want to learn how to talk with ther...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 20

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    I have recently started learning American Sign Language it's hard bros 😜 but I'm picking up French again after not having it in 1 year, i love their accents. I'm in 4th class so...
    mich1998 mich1998 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I want to perfect my Spanish. I also want to learn Hebrew and American Sign Language.
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Sep 19

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    Teaching myself how to speak Swedish. I absolutely love that language! I am also far in Japanese and a little bit in German. (: There's a lot more languages I wan't learn like...
    fairella fairella 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I googled about love and this is what I found- It’s normal for both people to occasionally sacrifice their own desires, their own needs, and their own time for one another. but...
    yiskah yiskah 18-21 Aug 30

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    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses Sep 20

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    September 30. Not a Victim. You are not a victim. How deeply ingrained our self-image as a victim can be! How habitual our feelings of misery and helplessness! Victimization can...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    4 luxuriously appointed bungalows positioned all over The gorgeous Castlereagh reservoir established in amazing hill nation scenery.They are all off the overwhelmed track &ndash...
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