As of a couple days ago, I had a random urge* to learn American Sign Language, also known as ‘ASL’. I think it’s really eye-opening to learn a language that is so different from – yet so similar to – spoken languages.
I stumbled on Rochelle Barlow‘s YouTube series Learn ASL in 31 Days, and I find it extremely helpful. Invest 5-10 minutes a day for a month, and you’ll be able to hold a basic conversation!
As for an English to ASL dictionary, I’ve found Handspeak to be the most helpful.
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Latest thing: learning #asl (American Sign Language). Anyone know any free resources to learn?
— Gordon Schoenfeld (@GordoSchoenfeld) September 15, 2014
*My inspiration wasn’t entirely out of nowhere… I was compelled by this video: