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darkriver American Sign Language and Music (32) RE: American Sign Language and Music 20 Dec 04


If you're left-handed, that's your 'base hand.'

Whatever's comfortable to you. You can even switch them depending on whether or not you're left hand's carrying something or in pain. Unless you're using a lot of spatial references or classifiers, I wouldn't worry about this part of it.

And I don't want to leave any false impressions about what I was saying. I certainly don't mind if people sign, and I don't mind if they sign a form of pidgin English. That wasn't my point. I was trying to address the thread title, and trying to make the point that some of the signed songs I've seen appear to depend more on the music to carry them, rather than on the lyrics (which, after all, what you're supposedly translating).

That's all.



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