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I am very glad to find a forum whose members, obviously, love language as much as I do. In brief: I am a second-generation American (U.S.) whose great-grandparents (as well as one nonna), born in Italy, came to the U.S. via Ellis Island. One great-grandfather came from Portugal via steerage, all by himself at the age of nine, on a long journey that took him around the Cape, circled Australia, and ended in Northern California. He never learned more than a few words of English, although he spent the rest of his life here. Having never met him (nor his son, my grandfather), I never learned P
My name is Alie and I am from Anzoategui, Venezuela, but I grew up in the United States. My main native language is English and I am fluent in Spanish as well. Languages and linguistics are a passion of mine, especially sign language, which seems to be a pretty unpopular language interest in this forum, but it is a huge interest of mine. I am intermediate in ASL and am learning my own country's sign language. I like YouTubing, drawing, reading, writing and of course, learning. If anyone wants to chat or do a language exchange, please don't be shy, I don't bite! Thanks for reading, have a wonde
I have been watching a show called Switched at Birth. Many of the characters (and actors) are deaf. American Sign Language is featured very prominently on the show. One of the characters named Regina could no longer sign because of an injury that she acquired. I looked it up and it was a case of art imitating life. The actress who plays her began to have tendon problems from learning ASL as an adult. Is this inevitable or are they ways to condition your tendons? What exactly is the issue? Is it flexibility or something else?