Goals, Life

BSL Video Series: Describing Vocab

Before I was able to describe my family members, I learnt the vocabulary to describe appearances and statuses.

This first video shows signs of facial body parts:

  1. Hair
  2. Eye
  3. Nose
  4. Mouth
  5. Beard

This second video shows signs for describing a person appearance:

  1. Short
  2. Tall
  3. Thin
  4. Fat
  5. Old
  6. Young
  7. Baby

This next video shows the signs for describing a person marital status:

  1. Single
  2. Engaged
  3. Married
  4. Separated
  5. Divorced
  6. Husband
  7. Wife
  8. Children

You can give a more detailed description with just one sign; take hair for example:

That is the vocab that I have learnt so far for describing people. To prevent this post from being a very long one filled with videos, I have spilt it up. The next post in the series is showing the vocab learnt in this post being put into sentences.

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Goals, Learning, Life

BSL Video Series: Family Members

This post in the BSL Video Series shows the signs that I learnt when learning the members of a family. As there are a few in this video, I have decided to have this one video for this post, then in the next one, I can move onto showing signs for describing family members.

Some of the signs you’ll see incorporate the fingerspelling of the Alphabet. If you would like to recap, click here.

On to the family members video:

 

The video for this post shows the following words:

Family
Mother
Father
Parent
Brother
Sister
Daughter
Son
Grandmother
Grandfather
Friend
Man
Woman
Boy
Girl
Boyfriend
Girlfriend

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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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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

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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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Next: Asking and Responding to a Question (Name, Age, Live and Job)

 

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‘It’ll be worth it’

It’s been a busy and fun packed weekend. The house is coming along. The 3rd bedroom looks like a proper room. The bathroom now has a door frame. The main bedroom has a wall. We’re learning new skills.

R came to see the house for the 1st time. The in-laws came to see how it’s progressing and brought Dave nephew to visit.

Last night we went over to York Racecourse for the Beer and Cider Festival, for which we were invited to by L as her birthday activity. I don’t drink plus I was driving. So the drinking part wasn’t my thing. There was only 1 cart for soft drinks. Even so, it was a lovely evening.

I didn’t feel too good when I woke this morning, it was like I was hungover due to too much food rather than alcohol. With working on the house it took my mind off it and I felt better. 2 more days and then the electrician starts. It’ll be at a standstill for us to be able to do anything. It’s coming together. It’ll soon be a month since we got the keys and we’ve come so far in that short time, it’ll be worth it.