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who here can sign?
is it easy to learn? how did you learn?
only a very small amount. I can do the alphabet though, which gets me through most things.
my gran is deaf and I learned from her. she lip reads very well though so I never have to use it except to spell out the occasional word.
always thought about putting more effort in to learning more of it but have never got round to it.
it's quite easy to learn? easier than learning a speaking language imo, but the same sort of thing applies where if you don't use it regularly you forget it all.
started teaching their child to sign before she could speak and its amazing.
we had an art teacher at middle school who was quite deaf and taught us.
It's quite easy I think, though learning anything as an adult is harder than when you're a kid, right?
takes a loooooong time if you want to be able to do it properly, maybe a couple years if you want to get up to grade 2 ie #decent
It's pretty hard, but I'd say easier than a lot of other 'languages' in many ways, but that's because for me the physical aspect made it stick in my brain more.