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How to Write Your Sign Language

Published on 08/28/2012

The Adreanaline blog recently posted a new comic, in written American Sign Language and written French Sign Language. Which brings up an interesting question: How can written ASL support other sign languages and still allow them to stand on their own? The answer is actually easier than one might think. Let’s break down the components:

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Getting Started On How to Write ASL

Published on 08/21/2012

Congratulations, you’ve received your very own copy of How to Write American Sign Language and you’re eager to write now! Here are a few tips on getting started: Look through the pictures How to Write American Sign Language is full of illustrations and writing. Look at the first few pages of each chapter to get

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5 Easy ASL Words to Write Today

Published on 08/14/2012

Eager to start writing ASL? Here are 5 words to cut your teeth on — with animated hints to help you remember them! “Hello” is almost always written when opening a letter or email. One of the best words to sign — “Yes” opens up lots of opportunities! Sometimes it’s good to say “No,” such

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Are ASL Memes Possible?

Published on 08/06/2012

The internet is filled to the brim with memes — images that capture elements of pop culture and cram them into a single chuckle-inducing package. Usually those images have brief text that delivers a knockout punch. The idea is fantastic, but what about deaf culture and American Sign Language? Can we fit that in the

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Move Your Digits! – Written ASL Diacritics

Published on 08/01/2012

A single digit looks lonely and frozen on the page. Breathe life into it by using one of the five written ASL diacritics! Here are a few examples that use the hinge, rotational, and flutter diacritics: For more on diacritics, check out How to Write American Sign Language! ***** Many thanks to Julia Dameron and

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