Know – place the fingers of the closed 5-finger hand against your temple, nod, and mouth the word “know” – some signs are easier than others to capture in a still shot.
The recent storms seem to have taken out a fair number of trees.
Lip Reading Mom rightly pointed out that the Art of ASL is not necessarily easy to understand without motion and expression. We might be able to get the expression on camera, but not the motion. Sooo…. I made a clip. I didn’t sign all of it because it is not for signers. It is for hearing people who want to get a feel for sign language. There are words and there is expression and there is motion. The main words to learn are: glasses, woman, who, hair, short, curly, and red. With those words you can ask the question: Who is that woman with curly red hair wearing glasses? You’ll note that ASL implies many of the words with action. ASL has a different syntax and grammar than English. It is not Signed Exact English. It is American Sign Language, which is a language distinct from English. In fact, we got our sign from France and share about 60% of the signs so if you learn ASL you can communicate with a signer in France fairly easily. British sign is quite different. Enjoy.
Whether you’ve got glasses on or not, use your index finger and thumb to outline the glasses and pull it back from your eyes. You’ll use this for descriptions. One of these days I’ll have to write out an ASL sentence using some signs we’ve used. The grammar and syntax is very different than English.
I don’t know why all my signing friends are camera shy. Sheesh, how else can I demonstrate the art of ASL? Because of this, the photo was taken with my MacBook Pro using PhotoBooth, placed into the photo stream, edited on the iPhone using Snapseed and then watermarked using iWatermark.
Sign: Secret – place the back of the thumb against the lips and tap twice. “Your secret is safe with me.”