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

Video: https://youtu.be/kd_w7ndjRpw 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: https://youtu.be/J5TFvlWeBjw 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 who … Continue reading Sign Names | ASL Ponderings + Deaf Awareness Month

Etymology | ASL Ponderings (sorta)

Video: https://youtu.be/qjueKHOYZNo Note: I attempt to notate some signs, so I would suggest you watch the video if you want to be clear on what the sign looks like. Also, fs is short for fingerspelling. Hello, welcome back! I was unsure about labeling this as an ASL Ponderings because this is more focused on linguistics and analyzing the … Continue reading Etymology | ASL Ponderings (sorta)