What is American Sign Language (ASL)?
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Marvel created superhero Blue Ear, who wears a hearing aid, after a little boy refused to wear one because "superheroes don’t wear hearing aids".
Here’s the American Sign Language Alphabet to help you get started in learning ASL:
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Perhaps it will not catch on in the cut-throat world of Wall Street. Some may see an extended absence as an admission that their jobs are expendable, and that colleagues can survive — and perhaps thrive — without them.
tips for asl fingerspelling
1.) Keep a Steady Hand
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2. Staying too long in a job that you want to leave
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It is not hard to think of recent examples, from Hugo Chávez to Viktor Orban and Vladimir Putin.
2.) Don’t Bounce Your Letters!
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3.) Slow Down!
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4.) Practice Makes Perfect
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Sign Language Dialects
Sign language is not a universal language and varies in different countries and this is mostly influenced by the native language and culture of the country. One would assume that with American Sign Language and British Sign Language (BSL) the alphabet would be the same since both countries speak English, however, this is not true. The American Sign Language alphabet and British Sign Language alphabet are completely different. In ASL fingerspelling is one-handed while in BSL it is two-handed with the exception of the letter C. They both have their pros and cons. With BSL it’s easier to identify the letter but this also means that you need both hands to be free. With ASL you can fingerspell while holding your cup of coffee. There is also the Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) and the alphabets are quite similar to the BSL.