Any deaf BYCers?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by theOEGBman, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Hello Everyone,

    Im a college student and this semester decided to enroll in an American Sign Language course. I've known deaf people throughout my life and have always been interested in learning ASL, but never took it any further. I've picked it up really quickly and am really enjoying it. I'm actually working on my final project right now. We have to give a 2-3 minute presentation, in ASL, about a famous deaf person. I chose Deanne Bray because I remember watching Sue Thomas, F.B.Eye when I was younger. This led me to BYC because I tend to stray while working on homework, and I thought I'd see if anyone here was deaf and/or knew anyone who was deaf.

    Thanks,
    Jordan
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Nope, not as far as I know. A few who are hearing impaired, but i don't think anyone is deaf. Could be wrong though...over 70,000 members now [​IMG] Either way [​IMG]
     
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    LOL, well it was worth a shot! Interesting either way. [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am interested too, because when I grow up I want to be an interpreter. I know some basic ASL, and I am MUCH better at signing songs because they are literal, where ASL is like a foreign language.
     
  5. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Hey Hey Debi! I've been sharing that website you sent me with people in my class, its been a great help.

    In 8th grade, we had a deaf man join our class for the year because he was hoping to become a teacher himself. We learned quite a bit about the deaf culture from him and it was a great experience. I was also interested in becoming an interpreter, especially after that class. After this class the desire has risen again, but I still think Ag is my way to go. I really did not expect ASL to be so much different from English, but it really is. If you sign to me I can tell you what you're saying, but if you ask me to translate an sentence from English to ASL, Im in trouble, lol.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Me too!!! And that website is a great tool! It shows the CORRECT signs, not like some others out there that have your thinking you are saying breakfast when you are really saying Beotch, in church, in front of the pastor's wife. [​IMG]
     
  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Quote:Me too!!! And that website is a great tool! It shows the CORRECT signs, not like some others out there that have your thinking you are saying breakfast when you are really saying Beotch, in church, in front of the pastor's wife. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Know this from experience?

    I sure hope I've been saying breakfast correctly! I mostly sign to my mom, who has no idea what Im saying so I guess that's a good thing, haha. My best friend is in the class with me as well though, and we actually sign more than we speak now. Its been a great learning experience for me.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Me too!!! And that website is a great tool! It shows the CORRECT signs, not like some others out there that have your thinking you are saying breakfast when you are really saying Beotch, in church, in front of the pastor's wife. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Know this from experience?

    I sure hope I've been saying breakfast correctly! I mostly sign to my mom, who has no idea what Im saying so I guess that's a good thing, haha. My best friend is in the class with me as well though, and we actually sign more than we speak now. Its been a great learning experience for me.

    Yes I know this from experience. I was SOOOO embarrased. And I have LOST my HUGE ASL bible.
     
  9. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    [​IMG] That is terrible. I'm always so cautious to approach deaf people because Im afraid Im going to screw something up and offend them.
     
  10. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:First, out of 70k members I'd guess and hope you are wrong.
    Second, you just 'welcomed' a member with 3000 posts.
    Third, I'll refrain from commenting further because it may be deemed as rude [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010

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