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Because of local and regional variations in signs, many different signs often exist for the same place so, if you see a sign you do not recognise, do not be afraid to ask. Chapter 3: Meeting and Greeting Some towns and cities have their names fingerspelled using just a few their letters – spelled quickly in a familiar pattern – which represents the whole name. For example: you can sign Manchester as M-C, Newcastle N-C, Oxford O-X, and Glasgow G-W. Cities/towns such as Blackpool, Chester, Swansea, and so on, use the common signs for black, chest, and swan to identify them.
Or you might have a big bushy beard or mumble your words. They could just be having a bad day. Or it could be that they don’t like looking at your face! Making yourself more lipreadable When speaking to a lipreader you can make life simpler for them – and yourself – by following a few simple rules. too. Better to raise your voice slightly, if with someone who is hard of hearing, and try to speak more clearly. ✓ Keep your hands away from your face: Don’t obscure your lips with a book, newspaper, or lollipop, either.
HELLO Mark: Sign: Are you Deaf? YOU DEAF? Olga: Sign: No, I’m hearing and you? (Shaking head) NO ME HEARING. YOU? Chapter 3: Meeting and Greeting Mark: Sign: I’m Deaf. Can you sign? ME DEAF. YOU SIGN? Olga: Sign: I know a little bit. LITTLE. 39 40 Part II: Everyday BSL Name sign? What’s that? Deaf people often give each other name signs and often create them from the appearance, a characteristic, or the behaviour of that person. A name sign helps Deaf people to identify who you’re talking about without you having to resort to fingerspelling their full name.
Aristotle in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern