A series of hand gestures, each representing a letter of the alphabet or an entire phrase; Very useful to deaf people & also if you're somewhere ya gotta be quiet so you just sign instead of talk. It originated in the early 19th century in the American School for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut.
Monica's daughter is deaf so I got to see American Sign Language in action. It was a very interesting experience & her siblings knew how to sign too; their fingers just flew!
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American Sign Language (or ASL) is the dominant sign language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in parts of Mexico
"ASL Classroom was amazing! Right away I noticed improvement in my signing, and it was so great to be able to practice with other ASL learners twice a week. It was wonderful to finally get any questions I had about American Sign Language answered and the teacher was always so helpful. I learned so much!
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The only sign language I know, which can be bad, because I am deaf, and I have been to other countries, such as Germany, Australia, and Serbia, and their Sign Language is far more complex than ours.
Russia is the hardest compared to American Sign Language...
by Mike B. Anderson December 27, 2007
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I thought for many years this was slang for flipping someone the bird (finger)? I mean NO disrespect to the deaf of course, Marlee Matlin as gorgeous!
He gave her the kiss-off in "American sign language".
Serves her right, dopey blond tried to look it up in the official sign language manual!
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