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jkason
jkason
ASL Geek
I saw Madagascar this weekend. In it, there are two monkeys: one who signs, and the other who translates those signs. My ASL is extremely rusty, but due to the wonders of computer animation, the signing monkey uses textbook-clear signs, so I caught bits and pieces (I'm normally lost watching native signers, who aren't nearly as worried about precision as Dreamworks' animators were). I'm such a geek that at one point while the talker was translating, I had to stop myself from pointing out that he was translating words the signing monkey hadn't even used yet.

A movie about black ops penguins and the lasting friendship of a talking lion and zebra, and I get flumoxed by predictive translation of proper nouns. Why yes, I am a geek. ;)

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dealio From: dealio Date: July 12th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC) (wanna link?)
Oh thank you! We totally forgot to ask you if it was real sign or not.
stotangirl From: stotangirl Date: July 12th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC) (wanna link?)
I checked the movie out on IMDb and the sign thing is mentioned in the trivia section. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 1st, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC) (wanna link?)
he he he
ASL Geek,
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 1st, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC) (wanna link?)
(See below for the rest of the message ((it cut me off)))
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 1st, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC) (wanna link?)
oops that cut me off any way I was saying that I do EXACTLY the same thing too. There is an episode of Star Trek: The next generation in which the new character is deaf and his interpreters are killed so another character had to learn his Sign Language he interpreting ahead most of the time... if he wasn't using ASl (I thin they altered it a slight to make it seem as if it's in the future) however if seemed pretty close to ASL

however, what do I know mostly I sign SEE II : Signing Exact English

P.S. Do you happen to know what PSE is like? Is that the method in which you use the sounds of words?
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 6th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC) (wanna link?)
Cued Speech is where you use the vocal sounds to decide what hand sybols you use and PSE is when people about make ASL like English when their signing or there about.
(same person; just now found this information)
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 1st, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC) (wanna link?)

Questions on ASL + other types of sign language

Questions on ASL + other types of sign language
*how do you sign animal signs like "Meow" "Squeak" and "Quack" (when the person you're signing for is reading at the speed of lightning)
*what really are the major differences between Signed English and Signing Exact English


also the episode of Star Trek with the character who was deaf was called "Loud as a Whisper" number 132
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