Common features in sign language

Gestures and movements

Sign language depends on the fact that it is perceived by the eyes and that a number of signs do not mimic waving the hand goodbye, threatening or threatening, and some signs mimic and indicate the things that you do, for example, when we raise the cup to the mouth to indicate drinking or using toothpaste or dental hygiene, and so on and here The movement of the hands in the sign is faster and shorter than the action itself. In some signs, it mimics the shape of the thing to be indicated, and here the hands move imitating the movement of the same thing. This comes in the sign indicating the bird or the butterfly when the sign mimics the movement of the mourners.

In many cases, the signs may be nothing more than a reference to a model or something to be talked about, or something like that. We point upward to denote the sky or to the lips to denote it. We may point to the sky to denote the blue color, and when we refer to addressing people or talking about For yourself and for others, when you refer to your body, you mean “I” and when you refer to your interlocutor, you mean “you.”

When you are convinced that you master the gestures, you will find it easy for you to think of ways to communicate with deaf people. For example, you can indicate a lion by forming your hands in the form of claws and making your face fierce, or by moving your hand over the back of your head as if you were touching a lion’s mouth. Of the two signs to denote ((lion)) and this feature of sign language in terms of containing gestures and movements facilitates communication with deaf people even when you do not know a few signs, but you should remember that deaf people may have a unified sign for any of the things that You want to talk about it, perhaps they only use the sign of forming your hands in the form of two claws and hiding the ferocity on your face without the sign that indicates the lion’s hump. Described by the intent object to the level of quality of a signal made by him, but the signal affected by the deaf must serve themselves.

Rhythm and use of body language

When you see deaf people come, we will pay attention to what their hands are doing, but we will notice that deaf people do not only use their hands to signal, but rather use their bodies and faces. When they want to give a kind of rhythm to their signal, they use their body movements as we do when talking, we change the speed and tone of voice to indicate the Borders are from sentences. As for the deaf, they come with visual means to denote these boundaries through slight movements of their bodies and making changes to the expression of their faces and the head. Its movements are used to express negation and affirmation, and facial expression to indicate feelings of joy, sadness and fear, and you must pay attention to your facial expressions when you speak With the deaf, he may use mouth and lip movements accompanied by hand gestures so that they describe a specific thing, for example, that you move your hand as if you are holding a pen to imitate the movement of writing, and it is accompanied by certain movements with your lips to indicate that a person is hurrying to write or did not bother or tighten the muscles of your face or close your eyes half blinking to indicate However, someone wrote with difficulty than that, we find that the parts of the body, especially the eyes, the face, and the hands, have a major and prominent role in clarifying the signs. The deaf singles out both hands to receive two signals simultaneously.

Sign Language and Simulation

Some of the signs used by the deaf rely mainly on imitation, so the “walking” sign often comes by showing your index finger and middle finger open and pointing downwards to simulate the legs and then move the two fingers to simulate how people walk and where they walk and how all the fingers of the hand may be formed to simulate the movement of standing Sitting and also the tools that we use, such as ((the bed)), and we cannot use the shape of the hand and the index and middle fingers apart, except when we talk about a human or animal with two legs, such as a chicken, for example, and we will find that deaf people may have different hand signals from one country to another when They talk about cars, bikes, boats, elephants, etc.