I'm 24 years old girl from the town of Show Low, Arizona and I'm attending to college in EMT program in hope to graduate and become paramedic.
Linguists say they've determined a Hawaii Sign Language is not a dialect of American Sign Language, as many long believed, but an unrelated language with unique vocabulary and grammar.The first known written reference to sign language in the islands is in an 1821 letter from Protestant missionary Hiram Bingham to his friend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, said Barbara Earth, a University of Hawaii, Manoa, adjunct assistant professor and Gallaudet University research fellow.Gallaudet co-founded one of the first deaf schools in the U. Hawaii Sign Language is used by people of many ethnicities, not only Native Hawaiians.In the midst of my preparations for – or rather avoiding my preparations for – Signing Hands Across the Water, I’ve been collecting some information for this post for a little while now. to deaf people’ blog became a surprise hit, I pondered on other possible themes for the meme (ooh, poetry, and I wasn’t even trying) and a chance comment by a Sign Language Interpreter made me think… So I asked a few terps, all of whom shall remain anonymous, and wow.Seriously, Excuse you, if the deaf person was hearing, they’d hear your little tiff with your soon-to-be-ex, just like every other hearing person in the vicinity, in fact I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but a few people are listening. If you’re a Sign Language Interpreter, for your sins, and you have some strange / weird / just plain stupid thing some random person has said to you about interpreting that I’ve missed, don’t keep it to yourself. You never know, as well as giving us all a good laugh, we might make a few people think.