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Valerie Sutton |
Date: Fri Jun 30, 2000 3:23 am
Subject: Re: standardized spellings
>mmm.. this has been my experience also..."shouting" is usually very tense,
>quick, and extremely crisp. Often with extended hold at the begining of a
>phrase or sign which is then completed at nearly the speed of light....very
>clearly SHOUTING. LOL
June 29, 2000
OK guys - thanks so much for your good points. I was not talking
about getting angry. Shouting certainly can mean a person is getting
angry - you are 100 per cent right that that kind of shouting is
different in ASL.
I was talking about trying to help a person who does not know a
language, understand the language...and sometimes when hearing people
are trying to talk to a person from another language, that hearing
person raises the sound of his or her voice, without even noticing
it...in other words...psychologically they are thinking the person
can't hear them, but actually they just don't know the same language
and raising the voice is unnecessary.
I remember once I was trying to explain to someone in English (who
didn't know English), how to find a hotel. And I started to raise my
voice "Go down this street" and I pointed and I also raised my voice
without knowing it - and someone near me said - Hey. They are not
deaf! And I felt embarrassed because I realized what I was doing....
So I was comparing that to little Irina, who is a native signing Deaf
child, who changes her language so that she is signing slower and
larger, because she knows the other person doesn't know her
language...what would you call that?
Or what is your theory as to why she changes her language into larger
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