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I Speak American Sign Language

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    Webchat With Signers - Anyone want to Webchat to practice their ASL?kevved
    kevved kevved 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    English Assignment - When you're not passionate about something, it's extremely hard to write even a 100-word paragraph for school. After struggling very much with my latest...
    KamikazePrincess KamikazePrincess 16-17, F Aug 22, 2011

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    Need ASL Grammar Help - Hi. I am writing a script for an infomercial for my Intro to ASL class. Our topic is a Forever Lazy snuggie blanket, for those of you who are familiar. I...
    atm2011 atm2011 18-21, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Neat - It's awesome to learn.  My third cousin used to be deaf before she got surgery and I tried to get her to teach me some.  She was young and is in junior high and is...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    They Were The Only Ones Saying Anything! - i saw a couple on the bus today communicating with ASL. The whole bus was quiet, and it struck me as amusing that they were having such a...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    I Loved A Deaf Man - I made a close friend in High School that was deaf. She taught me to sign. We spent yrs. as friends. i started dating her boyfriends brother (they were both...
    cowgirl46 cowgirl46 46-50, F Jul 14, 2011

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    From Way Back - I've been speaking ASL for a long time.  I learned it in college, and then used it extensively when I went to a church that had a large number of people who...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F Apr 5, 2009

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    I Love It - I first got interested in sign language when I was about 8 years old. My cousin Cathy is deaf, and I was so jealous that her sister was the only one who could speak to...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    Hearing Grandma of Mikie, My First Grandchild - My daughter, Selina has three kids. Mikie, Andrea, and Elijah. Mikie just turned 9 years old the other day. He is my first...
    MyToysSign MyToysSign 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Wasn't Born Deaf, Became Deaf, And God Gave Me A Miracle - When I was about 6 I went to Hawaii with my family. I was in the ocean on a boogy board and I was about 300 feet away...
    Froggy6 Froggy6 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    I've Been Around It My Whole Life! - I Love To Speak Sign Language, On My Mothers Side It Was a Primary Language Since My Grandparents Were Deaf. All My Uncles & Aunts Speak It...
    WonnieMarie WonnieMarie 16-18 Mar 14, 2008

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    Asl - I have been practicing ASL for many years. I have been looking for people to sign with but have had no luck. So one day I hope to learn to speak ASL fluently.
    beckaelyse beckaelyse 18-21 Mar 8, 2012

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    Interpeter For Nearly 15 Years... - I was first introduced to the Deaf community and culture in 1989.  I was on a Queer bowling league in Columbus Ohio.  I met a cute...
    SDTerp SDTerp 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2008

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    Very Brokenly - I would never claim to actually speak ASL because I only took one class while at my community college before transferring to my University. While I loved the class...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent 26-30, F Apr 8, 2012

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    Hello Everyone, I Am New To Here - Hi I am Shatoya. I was born deaf and raised use ASL whole in my life. By the way, I am forward looking talking with all you. Please feel free...
    wshatoya wshatoya 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    Will anyone apart of this group help me learn a song in ASL?
    Changedlefty Changedlefty 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Sign Language - I'm hearing, and I've been signing for about 10 years now... I'm in college majoring in Deaf Education... My best friend is deaf, and I have a huge group of deaf...
    TaylorPaige425 TaylorPaige425 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I Don't Speak So Well, But - Everytime I do speak, I learn something new, and I admit, I love the shocked expressions I see when I am able to communicate something. When I was a...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 Feb 4, 2012

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    In the Family - i have two cousins who are deak and i love talking to them because they usually have the best stories i talk to them sometimes in sigh lang...but most of time they...
    noodlehead noodlehead 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    I Love Asl, And The Deaf Community <3 - I learned sign language when I was placed into the school for deaf and hard of hearing (pre school) Began learning at age of 5 all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15, 2012

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    Just Beginning - My sister took Sign Language 101 last semester, and came home and showed it too me, and from then on I was hooked. I am now almost done with Sign Language 101 and...
    Kylexy18 Kylexy18 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    I Learned ASL 8 Years Ago - I was living in a group home for 9 months and I would watch the interpreters while we were having groups or whatever we were doing that needed to be...
    justme8903 justme8903 22-25, F Jun 16, 2013

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    My Story - It's kinda long so ill try to make it short. lol.  my grandpa was loosing his hearing since i was born lol. he's always told us to learn it so we could talk to him...
    dixiechic06 dixiechic06 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Learning - I am 16 and wanting to expand me learning of American Sign Language... if anyone wants to video chat please let me know! ~Sarah.
    challege challege 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    Visually Impaired Interpreter - Hi, does anyone know of an ASL interpreter who has only one functioning eye? I just want to find someone who is so that my girlfriend may have...
    pieunice pieunice 22-25, F Sep 24, 2013

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    Letters By Hands - For my entire life, I have been deaf and so I have always known how to sign and so has my entire family. Even though my sister and mother aren't deaf, they both...
    deafdream deafdream 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2009

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    "sign Language Expert" - "Sign Language Expert"? Many of you may think this mean someone who can sign fluently or are a translator for deaf client. When I say this, it is...
    Aces84 Aces84 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Having To Fingerspell Out Everything. - Basically, because there are no signs for the words I want to say so I just fingerspell them out. Most deaf people don't understand me, and...
    ChandaMija ChandaMija 26-30 Oct 30, 2012

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    I have been self teaching myself sign language for 2 years. I have quite recently made the acquaintance of Kay. She is a deaf girl at my high-school. I was so happy to learn she...
    CatchRelease CatchRelease 13-15, F Feb 13

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    Sylvia - I once lived in an apt complex when I first moved from my parents home . There in the building lived a woman , she was deaf .. she would sit outside sometimes .. and not...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 14 Responses May 11, 2010

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    I learned to speak America Sign when I worked with someone who was deaf. I LOVE it there is something nothing cool then being able to communicate words through your body.
    northernlightsalaska333 northernlightsalaska333 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I know a few signs. But I'm not sure in what language. The love sign, is the same American/English/French. But others aren't. I grabbed a few things, but very little, just watching...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Mar 29

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    I want to learn ASL so bad! I wish I had a deaf friend to teach me. There's no better way to learn than doing it everyday.
    alexis05 alexis05 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Study for four years. Was going to become an interpreter but life kind of got in the way. Kind of regretting not following through.
    kelgurl kelgurl 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and perhaps Italian are the main languages I would like I learn and speak fluently! I wouldn't mind learning a native language like aborigine or...
    WaterSpiritt WaterSpiritt 18-21, F Mar 30

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    My Lord, those earthlings – The Hope of humanity surviving our current crisisOne day, the general of a multitude of angels said in frustration, “I just don't understand...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I AM GOING TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. IT WILL SURPRISE YOU AND YOU GOING TO GET VERY MAD. HOWEVER, I AM GOING TO TELL YOU ANYWAY BECAUSE YOU DO NEED TO KNOW AND I DO NOT NEED YOUR...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Welcome to Founderism the Founding Fathers American religion The Founding Fathers "Founderism" religion shall treat the Founders as actual ascended Deities/patriotic Gods(because...
    ToniaD ToniaD 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    In The Process Of Walking Into The Future Do Not Forget To Remember The Past Or You Might Be Doomed To Repeat It.As the patriots of the American Revolution watched the last of the...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    English is not my native language but still I want to speak it naturally. I have always problem in expressing my thoughts using this language. I wish I could learn more. I am...
    chocogirl87 chocogirl87 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Ever heard of Esperanto? It's the language anyone from anywhere can learn! I just learned about it and wish they taught it at school. It'd be so cool for it to be the universal...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response 4 days ago

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    German and French are okay, and the great thing is communicating. I feel so pleased when I can get an idea across in another language. For those who do not speak English as a first...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Apart from my first language i.e Spanish, I can speak English and little of French. Since my love for world cinema, I watch a lot of foreign language movies and get fascinated by...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F Mar 24

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    Right now I only know how to speak three languages: English, Filipino, and some Spanish. But I'd like to learn more Spanish and maybe Italian too, and even Arabic. Maybe I'd like...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    My mother tounge is German, but I visit a special school, where I learn Italian, French, English (obviously ;-) ) and Spanish (since 1 year - I can understand it a little bit, but...
    diamantenvogel diamantenvogel 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well technically I speak 3 languages since I'm Indian. But, after 7 years in Australia, my Indian accent is down to like 10% maybe 15%..very subtle. Still, it's always fun to just...
    zorogill zorogill 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    She needs to think before she speaks! Calling and telling everyone that we can't post pictures of her kid on Facebook, and that we don't get to make decisions for him that we aren...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't get the whole proud to be American ,yes I liked it when I heard it come from George Carlin & as usual his logic is spot on. Its not an achievment being born somewheres I...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I can speak Chinese and English fluently, and I'm doing Japanese and French in school. Languages seem to come easily for me so why not. I can't decide what language to do next, so...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Yes without borders, language and culture we are doomed. Each immigrant group brings their own little something to America but we must blend in like a melting pot. Every group...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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