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01-03-2010, 12:35 PM
Hi all,

I am wondering if anyone knows what the sign language for 'Will you marry me again?' in American Sign Language?

I am planning to pop my question using American Sign Language and see if my poor partner can work it out at all!!


01-03-2010, 01:37 PM
Yes, I do. :yes: I have 90 hours of sign.

However, how to show it to you, eh? :unsure:

Wait here a sec ;) there is a website...

Remembering of course the deaf think in pictures so it would be again marry me, not the English translation. :)

Hold tight...

01-03-2010, 01:39 PM
ASL Browser (http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm)

Try this.

Again is signed by placing the fingertips of the right hand at a direct 90 degree angle into the palm of the upraised inward facing left hand.

Marry of course is the sign for union...

You won't need to sign "me" as that is of course who is asking...

I hope the site helps.

01-03-2010, 01:45 PM
You all are star!!! Hopefully I have found someone who can lead the ceremony in ASL gulp!! As we both use British Sign Language so would have to learn ASL!!!

01-03-2010, 01:48 PM
AHA! I wondered why you were asking after the signs. :yes:

So then, you understand the difference between thinking in pictures instead of words! :D :D :hug2: Wasn't sure, regardless of your username. :yes:

01-03-2010, 01:51 PM
Hi, yep im Sign language lecturer back at home as well as interpreter lecturer/trainer. But know very limited ASL!

01-03-2010, 02:00 PM
I did not know there was a difference in sign languages. Hmm, learn something new everyday.

01-03-2010, 04:05 PM
Just don`t forget to sign with the American accent! :lol:

01-03-2010, 04:36 PM
So is it very different from BSL?

I work with a deaf boy at school and I know a few basic signs. Mostly learnt from Mr Tumble but hey, it all works. :thumbs:

01-03-2010, 04:37 PM
Oh Tink...mind if I borrow that link you shared? Baleigh has been working SOOOOO hard on teaching herself sign language, and that website would be BRILLIANT for her!

01-03-2010, 04:38 PM
So is it very different from BSL?

I work with a deaf boy at school and I know a few basic signs. Mostly learnt from Mr Tumble but hey, it all works. :thumbs:


Yes it is quite different to British Sign Language.

Mr Tumble is using makaton signs which is quite different to BSL as BSL has it own grammar....


01-03-2010, 04:42 PM
Now I'm really confused. :lol:

01-03-2010, 06:07 PM
They teach BSL at my son's school but my brother does makaton!

01-03-2010, 08:11 PM
I learnt BSL and learnt that different regions have accents like we would have speaking.

01-03-2010, 08:47 PM
Maybe a dumb question but why isn't it universal? I realize that expressions are different but you would think that it would be almost the same as long as you weren't speaking in slang.

01-03-2010, 09:05 PM
It same for many languages, it not English all over the world hence Sign Language is no different. (It would be really boring if it was the same all over the world! :yes:)

01-03-2010, 09:27 PM
ASL is like BSL in that it has syntax and grammar and is the language of the Deaf American. It evolved with the influence of Le Clerc...

There is also Signing Exact English, and Manual Sign Language here. It's frowned on by the Deaf Community, but SEE is used for politcal translation, ect (like you see on TV).

Becca, of course you can!