Birthday, Strawberry, Garbage, Hospital, Pretend | Regional Signs

Video: This is for Deaf Awareness Month, but it’s also the start of a new series! Welcome to my new series, Regional Signs. Yes, there is such a thing. People think that ASL is exactly the same everywhere. Well. Let me tell you right now, it’s not. Yeah, it’s true, there’s a lot more standardized signs.Continue reading “Birthday, Strawberry, Garbage, Hospital, Pretend | Regional Signs”

Sign Names | ASL Ponderings + Deaf Awareness Month

Video: So… I’m finally getting around to Deaf Awareness Month videos. Oops! Hello and welcome to a crash course in sign names. This is an ASL Ponderings slash Deaf Awareness Month video. I’m going to start with the basics: what is a sign name? In the signing community, sign names are a way to identify whoContinue reading “Sign Names | ASL Ponderings + Deaf Awareness Month”

Geographical Representation | ASL Ponderings

Video: New ASL ponderings! Hello and welcome. Today I want to talk about something that sometimes is confusing to ASL students. As you saw from the title, I want to talk about signs relating to geography. I sometimes will see people think that you need to sign it as the other person would seeContinue reading “Geographical Representation | ASL Ponderings”

Taking on Roles | ASL Ponderings

Video: Hello and welcome! Today I want to talk about something I noticed while I was doing captions on my videos. When I saw it, I thought, “Hey that might be good for putting in ASL Ponderings.” So here you go! I noticed this specifically when I was doing captions on my book videos.Continue reading “Taking on Roles | ASL Ponderings”

Symbols of Representation | ASL Ponderings

Video: I’m going to try to do this with minimal editing, because I’m on a time crunch and I don’t want to take 500 years doing this post/video. So. Hello and welcome! Today’s another ASL Ponderings. What I want to talk about today is representation of a community. Now, if you don’t know, lately, there’sContinue reading “Symbols of Representation | ASL Ponderings”