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.