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    When talking in sign language is one supposed to sign the silent letters ?

    e.g. Crumb doesn't really need the b, so should it be signed ?

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    I'm not too sure about this, but I think names are just spelled the way they are spelled, and every word has one signal, so it doesn't matter of there are silent letters are not

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    There are also different sign languages... An american one and a european one...

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    Originally posted by Skweeky@22 November 2003 - 00:08
    I'm not too sure about this, but I think names are just spelled the way they are spelled, and every word has one signal, so it doesn't matter of there are silent letters are not
    I didn't really mean as in name, it was more of a general thing. I chose crumb (as in biscuit) because it was one of the more obvious ones.

    Queue would be another example. Q would suffice, so do you need to sign ueue ?

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    Originally posted by Gurahl@22 November 2003 - 00:11
    There are also different sign languages... An american one and a european one...
    Same question for either.

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    Yes. You spell the words as they are written.


    As Skweeky said, most words have their own signal (for example, the word 'know' is signified in British Sign Language by the right thumb pressed to the temple with the fist clenched).

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    I thought all the letters were silent. That is why you are deaf.
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    Originally posted by bigboab@22 November 2003 - 00:17
    I thought all the letters were silent. That is why you are deaf.
    The person is almost certainly deaf because of some sort of physiological problem, rather than a grammatical rule boab.

    However I can see how your confusion would arise.

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    Originally posted by J&#39;Pol+21 November 2003 - 23:19--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (J&#39;Pol @ 21 November 2003 - 23:19)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bigboab@22 November 2003 - 00:17
    I thought all the letters were silent. That is why you are deaf.
    The person is almost certainly deaf because of some sort of physiological problem, rather than a grammatical rule boab.

    However I can see how your confusion would arise. [/b][/quote]
    What do you use a Grammatical rule for? Measuring poetry?
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    Who is Measuring Poetry, your spiritual guide ?

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