Have you ever studied sign language?

@snowy22315 (31430)
United States
August 12, 2017 12:49pm CST
Our library offers a silent potluck dinner every Tuesday where sign language is practiced. I plan to go soon. I am not sure at this point if I am going to be available on Tuesday but it is a monthly thing. I never had any formal sign language training, but I have taken like a community education course but I do know some signs and have a book. It would be fun to brush up..Last week when we were in DC there was a table of signers in front of us..Union Station in DC is not far from Galludet University the only college for the deaf in the U.S.
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@amadeo (44010)
• United States
12 Aug
I study this at home.Have a chart on my wall to learn it.Not very good.But learning
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@snowy22315 (31430)
• United States
12 Aug
Yeah, I only have maybe 10 signs that I know well.. I could learn alot!
@amadeo (44010)
• United States
12 Aug
@snowy22315 I print out the sign language I found online. Pin on my wall and study it now and then.Yes,I know a few that is about it
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@snowy22315 (31430)
• United States
12 Aug
@amadeo I have never tried to talk to a deaf person using sign..They would probably laugh at me!
@DianneN (55038)
• United States
12 Aug
I never took a formal course, but over the years took workshops to help my students.
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@snowy22315 (31430)
• United States
12 Aug
Yeah, I learned some when I used to sub Spec Ed. I only remember like please, thank you, happy etc.
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@Corbin5 (74577)
• United States
12 Aug
I did study sign language. I read the book In This Sign by Joanne Greenberg, a great read by the way, and I wanted to learn sign language. In my 20s, I took sign language courses. I am rusty now, though.
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@snowy22315 (31430)
• United States
12 Aug
Yeah, like any other language if you don;t keep up with it..you lose your touch. I think the library thing would be fun though. If I can't go Tuesday maybe I will put it on my calendar for September.
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@Chellezhere (1136)
• United States
12 Aug
Over the years, I have kept meaning to and have even borrowed library books to begin learning on my own. But, I never got around to it. However, now, my eyes are going on me. So, I am learning the read and write Braille first.
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@snowy22315 (31430)
• United States
12 Aug
I know nothing about Braille.
@dodo19 (27311)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Aug
My husband and I do have a book about sign language. It does show quite a few words in sign language. It's something we wanted to really learn, but other things happened.
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@snowy22315 (31430)
• United States
12 Aug
Yeah, I don't even know where my sign language book is..It is packed away somewhere no doubt!
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@dodo19 (27311)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Aug
@snowy22315 hopefully you can find it.
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@velvet53 (15384)
• Palisade, Colorado
13 Aug
I learned sign language back when I was doing daycare and it has helped me a lot over the years.
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• United States
13 Aug
Many years ago I had a new puppy who had me up at all hours of the night - there was a show on TV where you could learn sign language, I really got into it and it was educational.....I don't remember any of it at this point that was in the early 80s.