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by pedestrian
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0549: "Westley's a Dick"
Replies: 126
Views: 34442

Re: "Westley's a Dick" discussion

. . . I don't think Westley's as much of a dick as you make him out to be. I do believe Westley turned into a bit of a pretentious bastard, however, for the fact that Buttercup did not recognize him, even after lengthy conversation. If it were me, and my one true love appeared in a mask and "r...
by pedestrian
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

anytime, crystal_owl. BSL? That's really cool! :) I don't know much about British Deaf culture, but I've looked at the fingerspelling of BSL...and wow is it different from ASL! Do you know of any good online dictionaries for BSL or any good videos on youtube that are representative of the language? ...
by pedestrian
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

I went to this thing called SLK as part of the ASL class. It was a lunch where everyone supposedly communicates only in ASL. It was stupid to go because I knew almost nothing and could not really talk to anyone. And they didn't seem to want me there, anyway. But there was another student there, and...
by pedestrian
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

Or don't have any deaf friends who drive? I know some deaf who drive. All they have to do is be more alert of their surroundings, since things like a horn honk will be lost to them. I also knew one lady whose brakes were scraping, and making this awful sound. Her neighbor had to explain to her that...
by pedestrian
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

Here's a video from youtube that has #1-20 in ASL. Apparently it's quite different from DGS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfeDNoHYz90&feature=related Completely different. There doesn't seem to be a video of a German signer counting on Youtube or anywhere else :( . One final question. :) Is t...
by pedestrian
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

Your word order is actually kind of similar to ASL, but ASL doesn't depend on object size for word order. It's OSV. How interesting, though. What if there are two objects that are similar in size? One can make additional vertical hand movements to clarify the locations, kind of like emphasizing the ...
by pedestrian
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

First off, I don't think that "English in signs" would mark it as an inferior language anyway, and it's a sign of extreme cultural prejudice to think of it that way (that the exact same language is superior spoken than signed). I'm wasn't clear whether that your idea or someone else's, bu...
by pedestrian
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

It stuns me how people will either avoid deaf people because of the language barrier or just write, etc, and never learn sign. Join the club. It irks me that hearing people won't learn even HI ME NAME #______ , but I suppose that's just my unrealistic expectations talking here. It also bothers me h...
by pedestrian
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

Obviously, there's an exception for the mouth morphemes; I thought upthread you were referring to out-and-out mouthing English. Then again, a lot people tend to mouth English instead. I think when the hardcore oralist movement was strong, sign advocates took pride in keeping ASL as different from s...
by pedestrian
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

What is the difference? Being deaf is just simply a physical hearing loss. Being Deaf refers to being involved in Deaf culture, but you don't necessarily have to have a hearing loss--although 99.9% do. The only exception would be children of Deaf adults and sign language interpreters, who need to b...
by pedestrian
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

In ASL, however, facial expression and mouthing are essential grammatical features, along with doing the actual sign. Really? My deaf friend is at Gallaudet right now and she mouths a lot, but says everyone around asks whether she's hearing or HoH because of it. A lot of the deaf-of-deaf there, she...
by pedestrian
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: American Sign Language
Replies: 100
Views: 12596

Re: American Sign Language

I've been waiting for this thread to start. :) I've been signing (SEE and ASL) for probably about 10ish years, but only deeply focused perhaps the last 4. That's interesting about the German Sign with possibly no facial expression. In ASL, however, facial expression and mouthing are essential gramma...
by pedestrian
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite poem(s)?
Replies: 115
Views: 19873

Re: Favourite poem(s)?

Ogden Nash is the man. His poems are genius. And e.e. cummings is always good. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was in 6th grade when I discovered he was a man. My favourite at the moment is "The Necessity for Irony" by Eavan Boland On Sundays, when the rain held off, after lunch or later, ...
by pedestrian
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96966

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

There's one stall in one of my school bathrooms in which about 15 people have started their own version of Post Secret. I'd say it's more along the lines of a support group than malicious-natured graffiti.
by pedestrian
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404546

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Aight, First off, my business teacher always starts a more complicated topic with "It's time to get knee deep in the hoopla!" To this day, I doubt anyone knows what that means. My history teacher refuses to sign any papers for field trips or whatever, and hints that you have to forge it. ...
by pedestrian
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Foreign languages in dreams?
Replies: 48
Views: 24578

Re: Foreign languages in dreams?

I've been signing (American Sign Language) for years, and it's only been within the past year that I've actually had a dream in ASL. It was pretty weird, but sweet! (wow, I'm a nerd...) :)

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