The ASL Collective is a student group devoted to bringing awareness of deaf culture and American Sign Language to Hampshire and the Five Colleges. Join us and Hampshire ASL professor Ruth Moore for ASL lunch every WEDNESDAY 11:30am-12:30pm (or whenever we feel like leaving ...) in the Dakin Living Room! Any and all levels of experience and knowledge welcome. Look for the snazzy poster on the table and have a seat!
There will movie screenings, socials, and (we're hoping!) special guests throughout the semester!
To join the Hampshire ASL Listserve, follow this link: https://lists.hampshire.edu/mailman/listinfo/asl
The listserve will keep you up to date on lunches, socials, and awesome events!
ASL Lunch! Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, Dakin Living Room
2015 Spring Semester lunches are happening now!
Make sure you are on the list serve, so you get all the up-to-date locations and times! ASL Socials: First Tuesday, The Pub, Amherst, 6:00pm
Third Tuesday, Northampton Brewery Bar & Grill, Northampton, 6:00pm
Note: Buses will take you right into town for the socials, and there is occasionally a car pool! Looking for a transportation buddy? Email the listserve!
Good conversation (in abundance).
Snazzy sign for the ASL table.
ASL books (text books, memoirs, and novels), DVDs (comedy, documentaries, yoga videos!).
Helpful Signing Dictionaries
Don't confuse your signs!
This is an on going, community resource! Review it, use it, add to it when you come up with other instances of confusing signs!
Signs that are similar or have the same hand movements with different expressions, categorized by number of hands involved and if the sign is symmetrical (exceptions are noted!)
white-like-don't like- interesting
good-bad-thank you (good has 2 hands!)
lucky-light-prefer-favorite-old sign for birthday
Oh I see- poor thing
same- me too
serious-miss you-tell you-disappointed
don't mind-don't care- ignore
fake- rat- mouse
vegetable/vegetarian- paranoid (vegetarian uses two hands!)
airplane/airport/flying- I love you
bridge-steal- trash can
Two Hand Symmetrical (hands do same action):
event-exciting- what's up
paper-school-college (college is asymmetrical!)
adopt-auditorium-host a party
(technology is asymmetrical!)
(boss and coach are one hand!)
translator- change- transfer (translator is asymmetrical!)
family- class- team- association- society- workshop- organization- group (same sign, different handshape with the first letter of the word!)
how much- how many
take care of- babysit- borrow- (be) careful- supervise- slang for sex (don't make me write it out!)
Two Hand Asymmetrical (hands move differently):
use- get used to
newspaper- printer- medicine-due
Coffee-make-make out (make out is symmetrical!)
picture-look for (look for is one hand!)