I Love Sign Language

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 306 People


    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2007

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2008

    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

    I think it's absolutely beautiful how people

    are able to communicate using their hands. It's truly an art form that has me in awestruck. I'm very slowly self-teaching myself, it is very hard, not gonna lie, but I'm enjoying the process and can't wait till I can actually communicate with others
    deleted deleted
    Aug 24, 2015

    Today, I met a girl who was mute

    and has to use sign language as a way to communicate. And she was adorable! I thought I was in love. We were sitting in the library and just writing down notes to communicate. Anyway, she wrote down that she wanted to teach me sign language and I agreed to it. Tomorrow afternoon...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor
    26-30, M
    Jan 2, 2015


    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 16, 2013

    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
    Mar 11, 2008

    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

    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...
    Iamvindicated Iamvindicated
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2013

    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

    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, 2014
    Changedlefty Changedlefty
    18-21, M
    Dec 7, 2013

    Sign Language has got to be one of the most

    beautiful languages I've ever seen. It's so visual and so perfect. It's unique. It's spacious. It's amazing. I just love it:)
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY
    18-21, F
    Dec 21, 2014

    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
    Sep 6, 2008

    U Gotta Love Usein Your Hands..lol

    sexy2126 sexy2126
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    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
    Mar 11, 2008

    I dunno, i just love how it looks

    when people do it, i could watch it for hours...I learned to spell my name in sign when i was younger, i got really excited but i forgot :(
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2008

    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
    Mar 11, 2008

    I'm deaf and slowly teaching myself ASL

    until I can take a class in the Fall.
    Ashlization85 Ashlization85
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    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
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    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

    I Don'T Know Anything About Sign Language

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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2011


    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2007

    in 4th grade our class learned how to do

    "silent night" in sigh language....kmsl
    deleted deleted
    Aug 30, 2015

    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.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight
    36-40, F
    Nov 28, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 21, 2011


    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
    Oct 6, 2007

    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

    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...
    Airlangga Airlangga
    1 Response May 15, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 26, 2007
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