Language Lesson : Week 3
82. Learn 2 new French words and 1 French idiom a week (3/143) (more info)
83. Learn 2 new ASL signs a week (3/143) (more info)
flâner – v. to stroll; to lounge around
à bride abattue – at full speed; full throttle
birthday – The sign BIRTH and DAY are combined (video)
friend – The movement and linking of the index fingers suggest two people who are close to one another (video)
While in Chicago this weekend for a friend’s birthday, I met one of his friends who is deaf. He asked what words I had learned and when I showed him, he had to correct a few motions. Although the general movement was correct the speed and emotion (for lack of a better word) was off. I think it is something that will come with practice and meeting and talking with others. It’s very important to remember that ASL is not just putting motions to words. It is a completely different language with its own grammar. Learning ASL is just as complex as learning French or any other foreign language.