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Alien learns about Sign Language

[I saw some obvious errors and other confusing stuff and here is a better version]

Zort loved to learn about humans and has read many stories about humans, including about humans and body language https://humans-are-seriously-weird.tumblr.com/post/159843811389/humans-are-space-orcs-with-pack-bonding-and

Zort has been studying human for years and finally gets to meet many humans at a human held conference about alien relationships.

Zort is excited, he learned of things like the “shrugs,” “smiles,” and even “glances.” So he can understand human better at the conference or as the human call it “Con.”

At the first day of the “Con,” Zort going to meet up with his designated liaison “Susan,” to start the day.

At the first panel on “Foods most species can consume.” Zort see a person standing to the side of the table at the front. As the people speak, that person make many hand motions.
Zort doesn’t understand this body language. He know of several uses of hands to communication, but this goes far beyond that. The person hand and arms move around a lot and touch their head and make motions around their head and chest and out. Zort was so fascinated he didn’t pay attention to the panel.

After the panel, Zort turns to Susan and ask “What was that person standing to the side doing? Their movement is more than what I know of the “body language” of humans.”

Susan does the face that Zort has learned means “confused, not understanding, puzzlement.” then her face changed to “understand, enlightenment.” and Susan says “Oh, right, as the panel went on, I forgot she was there. She is a sign language interpreter. She take what is spoken and translated into sign language so that deaf or hard of hearing people in the audience can understand.”

Zort “Deaf? Hard of hearing? There are being here who are like that? Being who are like that can only communicate through writing. The movement mean words?!”
Susan “Yes, the movement means words. They can communicate with writing, but when in a group it easier if some people can translate it into sometimes easier. It is a whole language using just hands.”
Susan holds up her right appendage and curls down the two fingers farthest from the thumb and with the two fingers closest and holding them together, brings them to the thumb. This means “No.”

moves her hands into a fist and moves the fist up and down “Yes.”

“Without moving the fist, just the hand like this means the letter A.” and B is… Wow, it’ s been a long time since I learned the sign language alphabet.”

Susan “Why don’t I see if the sign language interpreter would be willing to speak with you?”

Zort said “Yes, please let me speak with her.” Then remembered that nodding with one head can mean “Yes.” and to show eagerness and moved its large head up and down many times to show how much he wanted this. Which causes several being around to move a little away from Zort.

A few videos to teach different Sign Languages Alphabets and Vocabulary (I tried to find videos that had either subtitles, voice over or both. Some have them and other’s do not. If you find a video or sign language I haven’t posted yet feel free to add to the list. Thanks.)

American Sign Language

ASL

ASL

ASL

Mexican Sign Language

LSM

Indo-Pakistani Sign Language

IPSL

IPSL

British Sign Language

BSL

German Sign Language

DGS

Irish Sign Language

ISL

ISL

Chinese Sign Language

CSL/ZGS

Taiwanese Sign Language

TSL

Australian Sign Language

Auslan

Auslan

Late update

New Zealand Sign Language

NZSL

50 Thoughts While Watching BTS ‘Not Today’ MV
  1. Oh my gosh look at the mountains they are beyootiful and majestic and I wish I could ride horses on them!
  2. Run Runnn Runnnnn insert Korean lyrics here
  3. I feel like at some point every Kpop boy group performs in a warehouse type setting.
  4. Uh Oh I see some covered up heads and druid type clothes they better not hit me with that “CARELESS CARELESS SHOOT ANONYMOUS ANONYMOUS!”
  5. Namjoon looks fioonnnnnneeeee
  6. Yes my prayers have been answered, Bad Boy BTS is back!
  7. Min Yoongi’s hair is so dark that it almost looks like a midnight blue shade and I am digging it for real
  8. I like this shoulder shake choreography they keep doing
  9. Why is sand falling from the ceiling? Looks like poor architecture to me
  10. JUNGKOOK GAHHDD WHY ARE YOU SO GROWN NOW YOU SEXY MAN??? WHICH MUST I REMIND THE WORLD WE CAN SAY NOW BECAUSE HE IS AN ADULT!
  11. His jacket is so nice too am I shallow?
  12. Peep that dance solo tho
  13. Jiminnnn with that pink hair just glowing like the sun
  14. Taehyung the whole world knows your beautiful that was established during your first ultra sound
  15. Oooh look Hoseok is in this video! *sips tea sarcastically and bitterly*
  16. Not going to lie this is like a half step up from the NCT fashion that we have all come to tolerate
  17. Jin is like not even in this MV, I know it’s a lot of dancing but they can at least give him a close up or something
  18. They’re giving me BigBang vibes and not because I’m comparing them in anyway but because they totally look like they’re just having fun and are confident in themselves and their music.
  19. Bandannas usually signify gang relations. if Joonie and Tae are in a gang I want in too! I ain’t scared of nothing boiiiii *flashes gang signs that look suspiciously like the alphabet in sign language*
  20. I love you Hobi but you’re wearing 17 different outfits at the same time.
  21. When you realize that this is the closest that Tae will ever to get to to being featured on the next cypher.
  22. Oooh more runninnnngggg how tiring…for them
  23. SLAY JIN KILL US ALL
  24. Shoutout to the editors for tinting everyone so dark and tanned like it’s amazing and refreshing.
  25. It honestly looks like a clothing commercial
  26. You can pause this video at almost any scene during this slow motion run and it looks awesome!
  27. A big clear platform! This is the kind of props i needed in my life!
  28. ughhh and the backdrop against the mountains! *sobs more*
  29. I personally love every moment that Tae is in the middle of a dance because his tongue comes out and he starts winking ughhhh the whole experience is always so r00d.
  30. Be honest we all want to give Suga a squeeze right now. He’s so fluffy!
  31. Man I wish I could see Jin…
  32. THEY MADE A PYRAMID ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED
  33. Legit, how do you get to be covered background dancer number #4?
  34. Jimin’s facial expression while dancing are so cockyyyy
  35. Dang they shooting out here bruh!
  36. Man downnnn!
  37. Save Jin!
  38. Why can’t I die beautifully and dramatically?
  39. Why are they not killing Jungkook?
  40. Why ARE PEOPLE ALWAYS DYING I THOUGHT WE LEFT THIS ISH IN 2016???
  41. Kookie has something in his eye and I have no clue what it is gahhhhh
  42. Can we all just applaud the choreographer?
  43. This lowkey looks like a workout program all this jumping around
  44. Oohh and now it’s nighttimeee #BTSAFTERDARK
  45. My new sexual preference is shoulders…preferably theirs
  46. Are these Exo druids multiplying??
  47. Awhh they linked arms and shot us how cute
  48. fiyaaaaaaaaaa
  49. So what didn’t happen today?
  50. Cause look like bros died for like the 23rd time since debut
We Can Try Some of These:
  • 01: tell me the truth, what made you start liking the person you like right now?
  • 02: what on your body is hurting or bothering you?
  • 03: what was your last thought before going to bed last night?
  • 04: what are you listening to?
  • 05: what’s something you’re not looking forward to?
  • 06: where do you think your best friend is right now?
  • 07: have you kissed anybody in the last five days?
  • 08: sex on the first date?
  • 09: kiss on the first date?
  • 10: is there one person you want to be with right now?
  • 11: are you seriously happy with where you are in life?
  • 12: is there something you would like to say to someone?
  • 13: what are three things you did today?
  • 14: would you rather sleep at a friend’s or have them over?
  • 15: what is your favourite kind of gum?
  • 16: are you friends with any of your ex boyfriends/girlfriends?
  • 17: what is on your wrists right now?
  • 18: ever liked someone you thought you didn’t stand a chance with?
  • 19: does anyone have strong feelings for you?
  • 20: are you slowly drifting away from someone?
  • 21: have you ever wasted your time on someone?
  • 22: can you do the alphabet in sign language?
  • 23: how have you felt today?
  • 24: you receive £60 without any reason, what do you spend it on?
  • 25: what is wrong with you right now?
  • 26: is there anyone you’re really disappointed in?
  • 27: would you rather have starbucks or jamba juice right now?
  • 28: why aren’t you in ‘love’ with your last ex anymore?
  • 29: how late did you stay up last night and why?
  • 30: when was the last time you talked to one of your best friends?
  • 31: what were you doing an hour ago?
  • 32: what are you looking forward to in the next month?
  • 33: are you wearing jeans right now?
  • 34: are you a patient person?
  • 35: do you think you can last in a relationship for three months?
  • 36: favourite colour?
  • 37: did you have a dream last night?
  • 38: are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants?
  • 39: if someone could be cuddling you right now, who would you want it to be?
  • 40: do you love anyone who is not related to you?
  • 41: if someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you?
  • 42: do you like meeting new people?
  • 43: are you afraid of falling in love?
  • 44: ever self-harmed or starved yourself?
  • 45: has anyone ever told you that you have pretty eyes?
  • 46: have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough?
  • 47: take a selfie right now and show us?
  • Ask me stuff?
#132 INTERESTING QUESTIONS

01:tell me the truth, what made you start liking the person you like right now?
02:what on your body is hurting or bothering you?
03:what was your last thought before going to bed last night?
04:what are you listening to?
05:what’s something you’re not looking forward to?
06:where do you think your best friend is right now?
07:have you kissed anybody in the last five days?
08:favorite song ?
09:kiss on the first date?
10:is there one person you want to be with right now?
11:are you seriously happy with where you are in life?
12:is there something you would like to say to someone?
13:what are three things you did today?
14:would you rather sleep at a friend’s or have them over?
15:what is your favorite kind of gum?
16:are you friends with any of your ex boyfriends/ girlfriends?
17:what is on your wrists right now?
18:ever liked someone you thought you didn’t stand a chance with?
19:does anyone have strong feelings for you?
20:are you slowly drifting away from someone?
21:have you ever wasted your time on someone?
22:can you do the alphabet in sign language?
23:how have you felt today?
24:you receive £60 without any reason, what do you spend it on?
25:what is wrong with you right now?
26:is there anyone you’re really disappointed in?
27:would you rather have starbucks or jamba juice right now?
28:why aren’t you in ‘love’ with your last ex anymore?
29:how late did you stay up last night and why?
30:when was the last time you talked to one of your best friends?
31:what were you doing an hour ago?
32:what are you looking forward to in the next month?
33:are you wearing jeans right now?
34:are you a patient person?
35:do you think you can last in a relationship for three months?
36:favorite color?
37:did you have a dream last night?
38:are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants?
39:if someone could be cuddling you right now, who would you want it to be?
40:do you love anyone who is not related to you?
41:if someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you?
42:do you like meeting new people?
43:are you afraid of falling in love?
44:ever self-harmed or starved yourself?
45:has anyone ever told you that you have pretty eyes?
46:have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough?

Disabilities meme

A meme for characters with (physical) disabilities because I’ve noticed a lack of memes that can be used for them where they have the chance to actually talk about their disability. This meme will mostly focus on characters who are deaf, mute, blind, or use a wheelchair because I have experience writing characters who are all those things.

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Thrifted this little gem. Maybe useful if I meet someone both Korean and deaf. Korean sign language is a bit different than ASL. Besides having signs for specifics like 오빠 언니 형 and 누나 the signs are different. Culturally giving the finger isn’t going to go over well in America.

미안합니다! I totally didn’t realize I cut off some of the picture I am about to post another. ^^;;; 잘못해서
Ask me something and I'll rate your blog. My dash is dead.
  • 01: tell me the truth, what made you start liking the person you like right now?
  • 02: what on your body is hurting or bothering you?
  • 03: what was your last thought before going to bed last night?
  • 04: what are you listening to?
  • 05: what’s something you’re not looking forward to?
  • 06: where do you think your best friend is right now?
  • 07: have you kissed anybody in the last five days?
  • 08: favorite song ?
  • 09: kiss on the first date?
  • 10: is there one person you want to be with right now?
  • 11: are you seriously happy with where you are in life?
  • 12: is there something you would like to say to someone?
  • 13: what are three things you did today?
  • 14: would you rather sleep at a friend’s or have them over?
  • 15: what is your favorite kind of gum?
  • 16: are you friends with any of your ex boyfriends/ girlfriends?
  • 17: what is on your wrists right now?
  • 18: ever liked someone you thought you didn’t stand a chance with?
  • 19: does anyone have strong feelings for you?
  • 20: are you slowly drifting away from someone?
  • 21: have you ever wasted your time on someone?
  • 22: can you do the alphabet in sign language?
  • 23: how have you felt today?
  • 24: you receive £60 without any reason, what do you spend it on?
  • 25: what is wrong with you right now?
  • 26: is there anyone you’re really disappointed in?
  • 27: would you rather have starbucks or jamba juice right now?
  • 28: why aren’t you in ‘love’ with your last ex anymore?
  • 29: how late did you stay up last night and why?
  • 30: when was the last time you talked to one of your best friends?
  • 31: what were you doing an hour ago?
  • 32: what are you looking forward to in the next month?
  • 33: are you a patient person?
  • 34: do you think you can last in a relationship for three months?
  • 35: favorite color?
  • 36: did you have a dream last night?
  • 37: if someone could be cuddling you right now, who would you want it to be?
  • 38: do you love anyone who is not related to you?
  • 39: if someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you?
  • 40: do you like meeting new people?
  • 41: are you afraid of falling in love?
  • 42: ever self-harmed or starved yourself?
  • 43: has anyone ever told you that you have pretty eyes?
  • 44: have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough?

anonymous asked:

So my family first mentioned adhd to me when they noticed my constant fidgeting/stimming (play with my hands constantly and even learned the sign language alphabet just to have something to do with my hands, rock back and forth esp when I'm excited, and constantly tap and shake the leg) My mom has been complaining for years about my inability to listen to her due to focusing so hard on whatever else I'm doing at the time. Other than the fidgeting I'm rarely hyperactive. Could this still be adhd?

It could be. Hyperactivity is only one of many possible symptoms, but it’s also possible to have ADHD without it, in which case it’s called Inattentive ADHD. Hyperactivity also doesn’t have to mean literally bouncing off the walls; that’s something of a stereotype. Fidgeting like you describe could also be considered hyperactivity. Our FAQ post on diagnosis has a lot of links to official criteria, online tests, and more information.

-Becca

So, you want to know more about sign languages?

Wait, what? Sign languageS? I thought there was only one, universal sign language!

Nope! There are many different sign languages - usually every country with a deaf community has its own sign languages, sometimes even more than one.

Okay, so how many sign languages are there?

No, seriously, not even linguists know exactly how many sign languages exist. The estimation is that there are approximately 300 sign languages.  

In some countries, different signs are used in cities and in rural areas - but we don’t know if they are just dialects/variations of one language or two different sign languages. Some countries share one sign language. New sign languages emerge quite frequently (and some are dying out.)

But hey, linguists don’t know exactly how many spoken languages are there either. ;)

Why don’t you just create an universal sign language? Wouldn’t it be easier?

Why don’t you create an universal spoken language, hm? But we actually did create an universal sign language - it’s called International Signs! However, it’s not really a sign language, since it’s man-made, it’s just a comunication system. It’s mainly used during international meetings, conferences, etc. 

But majority of deaf people don’t know it - usually only those who often travel abroad do.

So, you said that every country has its own sign language - are they based on spoken language? 

Nope! Sign languages are very diffent from spoken languages. They have their own grammar, rules and idioms.

Also, they don’t follow the same “borders”, so to speak. English speaking countries, for example, don’t share one sign language - USA has American Sign Language/ASL, UK has British Sign Language/BSL, Australia has AUSLAN, etc. And those sign languages are very different… ASL is more similar to French Sign language than to BSL! 

What about fingerspelling/manual alphabet, that’s the same everywhere, right?

Wrong again! Actually, every country has it’s own sign language alphabet. Some are for one hand, some are for two hands. They really look different, so don’t count on using fingerspelling when you meet someone from a different country.

Some examples: 

(ASL, BSL, Czech Sign Language)

Also, don’t forget that lot of countries don’t use latin alphabet. For example China. Then the fingerspelling looks completely differently or doesn’t exist at all. :) 

Do sign languages have a written form? 

No, they don’t. But it’s not that rare - lot of spoken languages don’t have a written form either.

There are some notation system used for writing the signs down - for example Stokoe notation. They are mainly used by linguists or in dictionaries. Mostly because they are complicated, not easy to learn and use and it takes a lot of time to write one sign.

There is also SignWriting, which is probably the most well known system for writing in sign language. 

There is also ASLwrite, used for ASL.

Honestly, there are numerous systems to write signs down, but not one is widely used and nobody can agree on which system is the best. They are definitely not used on everyday basis by deaf people (with some exceptions).

Deaf people usually use written form of spoken language of their country for written communication.

(Stokoe notation/SignWriting)

How do you know all this?

Well, I am Hard of Hearing. But mostly I know this stuff because I study sign language linguistics at university. I can still be wrong, though, so if you don’t agree with something written in this post, send me an ask and we can discuss it. :)

If you have any more questions, please send me (slecnaztemnot) an ask, and I will do my best to answer it! :)