>From: czHANg <[log in to unmask]> >Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 12:22:13 -0700 > > > Kinda hard for me to commute from the West Coast *gigglabyte* :} > I am gonna look into various cheap ways to learn ASL... one is I >am gonna >_hook-up_ with some deaf people and their hearing/signing friends. Deaf >culture seems very intriguing... a great possible real-life immersion in a >different mode of existence. > > czHANg > That's how I'm learning Taiwanese Sign Language. There is very little lexical similarity between TSL and ASL, but the few signs of Japanese Sign Language that I know are identical or extermely similar to their TSL counterparts. Except for Halellujah which is a compound of quite different parts. Try checking you phone book for a Deaf Action Center. That's what the Deaf community centers were called in Dallas. Deaf culture is facinating -- so many unexpected, but totally logical, differences from the surrounding hearing culture. Adam _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.