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Retrospective in Waialua is doing 39 things including…

learn sign language

11 cheers


Retrospective has written 2 entries about this goal

Starting to take online lessons

Fun and very interesting so far.

I very nearly frightened myself away when I read that American Sign Language doesn’t use English grammar, but continued on and found that ASL grammar actually doesn’t appear to be too difficult to adjust to at all.

Nearly done with the first lesson (I’m surprised that the signs make sense), and i’ll practice the basic sentences after that, and try to do one lesson every day.

After that, I’ll look for and sign up for an ASL class.

I know the alphabet, so I could spell out each and every word

And that’s about as efficient as using one finger of one hand to type on a computer keyboard.

When I get enough free time, I’ll start getting serious about learning this and maybe take a class. In the meantime I’ll look for useful websites and books.

Retrospective has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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