I have to go to work soon, and don’t have enough time to write what I actually wanted to write, so as the title says, this is a small thought post for until I finish the main one, which is about Doctor Who.
I’ve started slowly teaching myself AUSLAN, which is a context heavy sign language originating in Australia. When I say slow, I mean slow. I’m learning it from videos posted on Facebook by a lady named Asphyxia. So far I can say things like ‘food’, ‘drink’, ‘hello’, ‘how are you?’, ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
The other night I got to use this to a degree, asking a deaf customer at work “How are you?”. She replied by telling me she was good, then thanked me. It was REALLY awesome, and it’s encouraged me to keep going with it. This is nice.