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Old 2005-12-31, 20:46   #3
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Originally Posted by xilman
I've often thought of learning ASL or BSL. The main disincentive is that I've no-one to speak it with.

Interestingly enough, ASL and BSL are apparently quite different languages. They differ much more from each other than do English and American.

Paul
Yes, extremely different. ASL shares around 50-70% (depends on who you ask) of it's vocabulary with French Sign Language

BSL's fingerspelling is totally different, BSL uses two hands where ASL uses one hand

I would say that BSL and ASL differ more than English and German. Probably more along the lines of German and Italian.
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