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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Apr 26, 2000  5:29 am
Subject:  Re: TV Program Tonight on Nicaragua


At 9:47 PM -0400 4/25/00, Bill Reese wrote:

>I did notice that there were a couple signs very similar if not identical to
>ASL. But they seemed to have been made by the reporter or in response to the
>reporter. For instance, at the end of the segment there was a "thank you"/
>"you're welcome" exchange that was just like ASL. But I'm not sure if that
>was the Nicaraguan sign or if it was an attempt by the reporter to use ASL,
>perhaps under the assumption that sign language is "universal"?



Hi Bill -
I don't know that answer. Maybe it was because they knew the reporter
was an American? The Deaf kids have had teachers from the US, such as
Darline and others, so they have had some contact with American
signs...

Val ;-)

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