Auslan or finger spelling

When I was last on a Zoom call with my brothers and sister we somehow mentioned the use of sign language.  I can’t remember what the context was, possibly when we were talking about the sign language being used in the daily press conferences on COVID, but I know I mentioned how as children we used to try to use this finger spelling when we were in church and were not meant to be talking.

Strange how coincidences happen. Just a few days after our  Zoom call I found this poster when I was having my recent yearly check up at the doctor’s surgery. It certainly brought back memories.  I think I learnt it as a child either with my friends at school or possibly in the Girl Guides.

Did you learn finger spelling as a child or as an adult?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Miriam says:

    Yes, I seem to recall I did but I wasn’t very good at it!

    1. suth2 says:

      I know I was certainly not proficient either.

  2. I attempted to learn it in the Guides. Years later I learnt a simplified version used with kids with multiple disabilities for choir/music groups. I am hopeless at learning languages and I provided great laughter mixing up the signs regularly.

    1. suth2 says:

      I love how you provided a source of laughter with your mixed up signs.

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