Welcome o my second booklet on the topic of perfection British sign language. In my first book, Sign Language Made Easy - 18 ‘Need to Know’ Tips to Make Learning Easier, I gave you information on how to make the learning of sign language much easier and, in those words, I explained to you how one sign can have many different meanings (e.g. the sign for problem can also be used for hard and for difficult) and how one word may have many different signs (e.g. back has many meanings (come back, bad back, to back the campaign etc.)) In this booklet on British sign language (though I am pretty certain that, as sign language is a visual language, the techniques of signs will be the same in other countries), I am going to enlarge upon these two points. Taking this learning on board will allow you to realise that one sign can be used to represent different (but similar) words (each defined by not only their context but also by the accompanying lip pattern) and also that one word can have many signs, depending on the meaning of that word within the communication taking place.
Please note that this book is to support you in your learning, so you will either have a sign language book which is full of pictures of signs, or you will have a teacher who is teaching you different signs at each class. You may also have a new friend who uses sign language as their first language. Please remember from my earlier book that a lot of signs can be regional, so showing pictures here may throw some people off their course of learning and I don’t want to be guilty of that!. Also, Kindle does not take kindly to pictures and so, if a sign is easy to describe in words and I believe it to be a national sign, I will do that.
Enjoy and perfect your ability to speak sign language!