English Idioms translated to ASL

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jun 4 17:29:46 UTC 2013

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June 4, 2013

Hello Bill!
This is a wonderful link - to videos that interpret English idiomatic phrases into ASL - that is not easy and I am glad to have this information - thank you!!


If anyone wishes to write these videos, I would suggest starting a series of documents in the ASL Literature Puddle:

ASL Literature Puddle

You could call the phrases something like "English Idioms in ASL"  and then perhaps link to the videos on the other web site -

Thank you, Bill!

Val ;-)


On Jun 4, 2013, at 8:17 AM, Bill Reese <wreese01 at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:

> Val and all,
> I came across a website just now and thought it would be great to have a Signwriting equivalent in the English Dictionary.   English uses a lot of idioms and even though this page gives ASL video equivalents, I don't know if Deaf use them.
> http://digitalcommons.unf.edu/asleimats/32/
> I do know that as a late-deafened person, I struggle to minimize English idioms when signing as it tends to confuse the communication.
> Bill

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