Do you know how to sign language?

Do you?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Some

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • None

    Votes: 8 50.0%

  • Total voters
    16

ToxBox

Power Star
Do you know how to sign language?

I use sign language because I cannot hear anything
 

Puddin

eat the rich
I learned a little bit because I knew a deaf girl in high school. At first, I kept accidentally saying "fuck you" instead of "thank you" because apparently those two signs are very similar.

I also learned a few sentences such as "please give that to me" and "you are very funny."
 

Puddin

eat the rich
I don't remember exactly. I think "thank you" is an outward hand motion from the mouth, but she said "fuck you" is an outward hand motion from the chest.

Maybe she was lying.
 

schmutz

welcome to the hotel waluigi
My friend is pretty good with sign language (even though she's not deaf, she's just interested in it) and I picked up a few things, such as the alphabet and how to talk about potatoes.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
I don't know any sign language, I can't even understand that.
 

Scarecrow von Steuben

I'm very friendly.
My mom was deaf in one ear and she ran a camp for the hearing impaired, so I was quite fluent when I was younger, but I haven't done any signing in at least five years now.
 

Pokemon DP

God I'm good at being an owl
Retired Wiki Staff
Now that you mention it, no, I don't know any sign languages. I should probably learn Auslan one day, seems like it'd come in handy someday.
 

Soundless Voice

Star Spirit
Banned User
I know a little.

My mom took sign language and she passed down her old textbook, I have another one too, I just haven't looked at it.
 

Mario4Ever

A price for everything.
Retired Wiki Staff
I don't know any ASL or any other variety.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
He means, something to enable you to start hearing.
 

schmutz

welcome to the hotel waluigi
FireEevee said:
YamiHoshi.nl said:
He means, something to enable you to start hearing.
yeah.
Cochlear implants and other aids for the deaf are very very expensive (although insurance could cover it). If a person has been deaf their whole life (I don't know if this is the case with Toxbox), implants wouldn't really help because they wouldn't know how to distinguish sounds at all.
 

Scarecrow von Steuben

I'm very friendly.
schmutz said:
implants wouldn't really help because they wouldn't know how to distinguish sounds at all.
If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, yes they would. It's better to be able to hear and be kind of disoriented by it for a while than to not be able to hear at all.
 

2257

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Retired Wiki Staff
whoa,

no.

if you grow up completely deaf the entire sound-processing centre of your brain develops differently. you can't just glue on fake ears and expect it to rewire itself to match a person who grew up hearing. brains don't work that way.
 

Scarecrow von Steuben

I'm very friendly.
I may have misunderstood what he was talking about, in which case I apologize, but I've heard stories of (and seen at least interview one with, I think) people who were deaf their entire life getting their hearing back through implants and stuff.






I have a feeling that this conversation is going to end with me looking like a dumbass.
 
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