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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Wow those are some amazing stats, I never realized any of that before.

    Never had to take a language.
    I hope you try it. There are so many free resources on line that you can tap into. There's also an on line instructor who can pair you up with another student and you can practice together virtually. Her course does cost money though. But if you're really interested I think you should try it. Here's a link to her course. She gives you some free stuff but if you want more advanced lessons you'll need to pay.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUMEcnkvhJU

    Good luck!!!!

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    Learning the alphabet is a good place to start. BSL may differ from ASL

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    Yes, BSL and ASL are different. Wow - I didn't realize our alphabet was that different. I would have a difficult time spelling words out in BSL. I'm going to have to go on line and see how the Brits spell out words. It's got to be fascinating using both hands for letters unless I missing something. ASL spells out words only using one hand. Interesting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    Yes, BSL and ASL are different. Wow - I didn't realize our alphabet was that different. I would have a difficult time spelling words out in BSL. I'm going to have to go on line and see how the Brits spell out words. It's got to be fascinating using both hands for letters unless I missing something. ASL spells out words only using one hand. Interesting....
    I learned that alphabet years ago, Trish when I worked with deaf people. I would think sign language would be much different today. Shortcuts from what I observe when they have an Interpreter, most do now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Learning the alphabet is a good place to start. BSL may differ from ASL

    Simple,just do the letters,Dangermouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    I learned that alphabet years ago, Trish when I worked with deaf people. I would think sign language would be much dopifferent today. Shortcuts from what I observe when they have an Interpreter, most do now.
    I'm not sure if it's considerably different. My instructor would show us how the word used to be signed and how it's signed now. He would tell us that be prepared for it to be signed either way. So you're right some have changed but the old versions are still taught if for nothing else to show it's origin and how it has morphed through generations. I also learned that people sign words differently even here within the US. The South signs differently than the North and cultures sign differently. I just assumed everyone used the same sign all over the world. Talk about living in a bubble. Very eye opening experience for me at least.

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    I know I'm ignorant on this but why would you spell out words?

    Don't they have a sign for all words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    I'm not sure if it's considerably different. My instructor would show us how the word used to be signed and how it's signed now. He would tell us that be prepared for it to be signed either way. So you're right some have changed but the old versions are still taught if for nothing else to show it's origin and how it has morphed through generations. I also learned that people sign words differently even here within the US. The South signs differently than the North and cultures sign differently. I just assumed everyone used the same sign all over the world. Talk about living in a bubble. Very eye opening experience for me at least.
    I am being funny here, but are you saying," Southerners sign with a Southern accent?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I know I'm ignorant on this but why would you spell out words?

    Don't they have a sign for all words?
    It's a great question!

    No, not all. If you're introducing yourself or someone else you would spell out your name. Also, when you're discussing specifics like for instance a car brake. There is a sign for car but if you want to explain that there's something wrong with your brakes you would sign car and spell out brakes. It's especially important when you're just learning sign because many signs you aren't going to know during a conversation so you will spell it out and ask what the sign is. Sometimes there is a sign and sometimes not depending on the context.

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