Goals, Learning, Life

BSL Video Series: Work Signs

In this post of the series, the videos I have made are those showing the signs of the work signs I have learnt. There are hundreds of work titles out there, some may have more than one sign that relates to a certain title.

I have learnt 15 work title signs so far. I have broken down the videos into 4; showing 3 or 4 titles per video.

First up; the following video shows the signs for > Boss. Builder. Bus Driver and Doctor.

Next up is the video showing the signs for Interpreter, Nurse, Mechanic and Police Officer:

How are you finding them so far?

The next video I’m am signing the work titles of Priest, Shop Assistant and Social Worker:

This last video for this post has the signs for the work titles: Taxi Driver, Teacher and Teaching Assistant.

There you have it. The 15 work title signs I have learnt so far. Do you know any that I haven’t learnt yet? I’d love to see them.

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Next: Family Members

Life, Relationship

‘Talking While Writing’

I feel mentally drained from looking after my grandma this past 48 hours. But I’m helping them and will continue to do so. It’s family and I’d do anything for them. Back to work for 2 days then my annual leave starts.

Right now, I’m frustrated as I’m trying to write and Dave can see this but he is still trying to talk to me, which is putting me off thinking and writing. I’m a hypocrite, aren’t I? I wait for him to communicate with me but when he does it’s not the ideal time for me. It probably would be better if I said that when I’m writing in my journal that you do not talk until its closed again. That way I’m not frustrated.

Did I though? No. I just wrote the above and carried on with no other words about it. 

Goals, Learning, Life

BLS Video Series: Places and Countries

There are 1000’s of places names and variations of them around the world. I may never know them all. In this post, the place names are mainly from the UK and then there are some popular names of countries from around the world that were used in the course I took. I would love to learn them all and hope to in the future, but for now here are the ones I have learnt so far:

Place Names

For the first video of the post, the signs for Birmingham, Brighton and Bristol are shown:

Below is the video showing the signs for the place names: Cardiff, Carlisle, Dublin and England.

In the video below are the signs for Glasgow, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey:

See the signs for Liverpool, London and Manchester below:

The last video for the place names section below shows the signs for Newcastle, Scotland and Wales:

Countries

The first video in the countries section shows the signs for America, Austrailia, Britain and China:

The last video for countries and this post shows the signs for France, Germany and Italy:

There are quite a few videos for this post. Here are only a few places and countries that can be signed. What other place signs do you know?

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Next: Work Signs

Life, Writing

Lack of Communication is an Issue for me

I believe I have not much to say on days I’ve been working because all it makes me do is moan. This is brought about by an emotion that is bubbling down inside me. I’ve come to the decision I need to moan in my writing to a degree to help me understand the reasons behind the emotion.

The lack of communication is one thing that gets to me when I’m working. Things change and we don’t get told until we find ourselves already faced with the problem they should have informed us on. Surely that comes under safeguarding for our customers as well as ourselves.

I’m not the only one that’s unhappy with how the system is changing. There’s less communication now then there was with the last management. The good news from today is that I did my ID check with my new employer. I’ve been given an idea of when I’ll be starting my new job. Two months time but it’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

I also did my DBS application for them too. Waiting for the next few weeks for that to come through. I’ll have to remember to add it to my to-do-list regarding the update service.

I also have to do something regarding wage slips with my current job. Again, something I didn’t know was happening until an outsider email told me to register. I had to email to confirm it was actually them. Lack of time was the reason apparently. Which boils down to the lack of communication again.

My eyes are feeling the strain, eyedrops and bed for me.

Goals, Learning, Life

BSL Video Series: Asking and Responding to a Question (Name, Age, Live, Job)

For this months videos, I’m starting to show phrases, questioning and answering phrases that may be used when meeting BSL users mainly on first meetings. This can be things like what is your name or age, where you live or what is your job.

When asking and answering a question notice how the grammar is used in BSL:

Asking a question is signed differently than saying it out in the English Language. In BSL the questioning word is last. For example: What is your name? is signed Name you What? Then when it comes to answering the question, the response begins with the question then I gave my answer.

At the point of filming these videos, I was 26, I have since had a birthday or two, depending on when you are watching them.

Before I completed this video I learnt the signs for places and countries. These signs will be published in the next months’ video series post.

I signed my job as a nurse as it was the closest one to a care worker out of the signs I was learning. Do you know the sign for care worker? The work signs that I have learnt will be published in the coming posts in the series.

Previous: Greetings

Next: Place Names and Countries.

Goals, Learning, Life

BSL Video Series: Greetings

Before putting signs together to make conversations with other BSL users; the following video shows single sign phrases for basic greetings.

As you can see there are similarities using the same sign. Here it is easier to understand if you are aware of the context of the conversation, facial expressions, body language and lip patterns.

Signing isn’t just about signing with your hands. It’s a language where face and body are just as important.

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