Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Is someone still learning a sign language here? I recently saw two television programmes with/about deaf people and this really made me want to learn NGT, so I looked up several videos. I think it's very interesting!
The only thing I'm worried about is that it seems physically impossible to me to do some signs, like the 'w' with finger spelling (look here: http://www.helenkeller.nl/doofblindheid ... erspellen/ it's a different one than in ASL). And it's still unclear to me if it's obliged to do this with your right hand (way more difficult to me...).
The idea and action of speaking with my hands is really appealing to me. I find it a great way to express myself physically, since in the past I always hated my body.
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:The idea and action of speaking with my hands is really appealing to me. I find it a great way to express myself physically, since in the past I always hated my body.
Yes, I agree! I think I could really learn from it too, because I'm pretty insecure and uncomfortable with my body but with NGT you need to be expressive.
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:You should, dancing is fun! I have had dancing lessons (ballroom and latin) and at first it was so difficult, also because we were the first homosexual couple (they didn't even want to admit us at first), but later on I enjoyed to do something positively with my body. I wasn't really good at it but it made me feel calmer when I was stressed, you're focussing on something else with full attention.
Still learning NGT, found a nice app and a nice website and am now able to sign simple sentences like: 'I cycle home' and ' You eat an apple'.
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Is someone still learning a sign language here?
vijayjohn wrote:All right, I guess this time, I'll try to start learning 'student' and 'teacher'! Looking at the video in Lesson 1, it looks a bit daunting, but let's see!
Aha! Both of these are compounds of the word for 'person' combined with 'learn' (in the case of 'student', literally 'learn-person') or 'teach' (in the case of 'teacher': 'teach-person'). So time to learn 'person'!
Well, and also 'learn' and 'teach'.
OK. I think I sort of got that now. And now I can also say 'I'm learning', I guess. And 'I'm teaching'! Lol.
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