This week we learn new signs in our Key Signing Story. The word for house is different to home. With “house” you outline the structure. I’m using the variation sign for house you’ll find in Signbank.
When asking questions, you can use your face (raising eyebrows). Facial expressions are a huge part of communication in many cultures, but especially in Deaf communities. So encourage one another to use the expressions. Tell the story with your face, body and gestures, movement.
That is why in one scene I’m “asking” with my eyes and not a sign.
Remember, I’m using Key Signing, where the key words are in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Auslan has its own unique linguistic structure. As we are translating a written “hearing culture” story, this is being told in key words using Auslan key signs, but not in the way they would be used in Deaf conversation.
I’m currently doing a refresher course with an agency called Auslan Consultancy. They are team of Deaf individuals are passionate about sharing their language with you.
If you see a variation, or something that may need adjusting, drop me a line.