Hey everybody! Fun facts today about the creation of a sign language that actually talks! ...well, kind of :)
According to Carlo Geraci in his article titled "Tracing Direction to Contact," with the technological advances being as quick as they are, it is possible to, hopefully soon, create a phonological representation of American Sign Language! This would be invaluable to non-signers and to signers alike! Though not complete, Geraci comments that there is a potential catalog of phonographic sounds that correspond to ASL. This would make learning ASL extremely easy for auditory learners as well as help aid signers that have minimal hearing capabilities. Just think: a verbal translator of your signs and signals!
I'll be learning my signs the old fashioned way, but I can't wait to see the progress of this translator! What do you think? Would this be useful to you in any way? Any way that it's a negative?
Remember, video Friday and the focus is one times and contexts! :)