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Signing With Babies And Children: You're Smarter Than You Think
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Posted by My Baby Details
Are you overwhelmed by the thought of learning another language? American Sign Language can be easier to learn than you think. There are signs that are signed the same with the exception that the motion is repeated or prolonged instead of staying still. Also there are many signs that use the same motion merely changing the sign of the alphabet letter being used.
So, see which signs you may already know and which signs can easily be added to your vocabulary. You're smarter than you think by merely building your American Sign Language vocabulary with signs you already know. I will list a few examples along with the ASL alphabet from www.fingerspellingalphabet.com.
Signs that require you to sign the same motion while changing the alphabet sign:
Aunt- Uncle (signs of relatives)
Signs that require you to merely use an alphabet sign with an added motion:
Days of the Week
Signs that require you to go from signing one swift motion to repeating or prolonging the motion:
Many signs require you to know your alphabet. So, for starters in your journey of learning a new language, learn your alphabet and enjoy learning a new language!
Written by Shawna Tran.
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