Skip to comments.What the sign langauge interpreter really was saying
Posted on 12/12/2013 4:25:07 AM PST by TurboZamboni
there were some real words signed. just in random, nonsensical order.
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I actually think this clown has done us a favor of sorts: these sign language hucksters are just for show anyway, designed to make the organizers of a given event look compassionate. It’s always been a form of applied liberalism.
I think this guy was mocking the entire charade ..a caricature of itself.
I support basic salutations as well.
Got a question. I’m sure someone out there knows the answer. Is sign language a universal language? Or, does each utilize it’s own unique signing? It seems to me that sign language would more or less be universal. But, don’t know. So, thought I would ask.
I know ASL. There are some regional dialects.
Some signs are specific to certain regions.
I’ve often wondered that too.
“Each region’s own sign is preferred for country and city names. This may be used in conjunction with spelling and classifying for the first instance, and the indigenous sign used alone from then on.”
Apparently, each region/country has it’s own “indigenous” sign language.
It’s interesting because one would think there would be a natural tendancy to make an international sign language work. Apparently it’s the reverse: there is a natural tendancy to have different languages.
See also here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages
This seems like the perfect opportunity for something like the “Hitler learns that .....” video jokes.
I am sure SNL will do a skit along those lines.
Obama’s interpreter should be a Homosexual dressed in a pink tutu grinding his hips.
Because every time he speaks we all get screwed in the wazoo.
If SNL doesn’t have a cameo opening with Garett Morris this weekend, they’re missing a huge comedic opportunity.
Maybe in some cases, but I live in an areas with a High deaf population. We also have the only re-creation of Shakespeare's Black Friar theater. Once a season they bring in deaf interpreters for each play and get a tremendous response. Also Most of the Churches have interpreters for one service/ week. But as I said we have a very large deaf population due to having a Deaf school here.
To clarify, there are of course legitimate situations - and I’m all in favor of those - but the political events largely have this for show just like this one.
"Michelle, when you get home, you should:
-bury him up to the neck in sand,
-scratch his eyes out."
These days, wouldn't it make more sense, and be more of service to those whose hearing is getting bad, but who never learned sign language, to just have "closed captioning" text projected on a screen above the performers?
When Obama was speaking, he signed, “Cornhole...Reggie...party...thank you...drop cloths & vegetable oil...Michelle...watch out!”
Hmmm, maybe the dude wasn’t a fake after all.
I'm an interpreter for the deaf. The short answer is no. Each country tends to have its own form of sign language. In the United States we use American Sign Language (ASL). That being said, my deaf wife had been a volunteer to assist incoming students when she was an undergrad at Gallaudet University, and had the opportunity to meet deaf kids from all over the world. The ones from other countries had to first be immersed in ASL before they could take regular courses. She told me, however, that even though they signed differently, they soon managed to communicate to each other fairly well, using gestures. You'd be amazed.
Going a bit further, I would think there would be a market for porting “speech to text” software (like Dragon) into a mobile phone. You could even connect it to Google Glass to provide a “heads up display” so the hard-of-hearing person could look at the person being talked to, and see the text of what the person is saying.
maybe he signed:
Barry is lying
Laughing with selfies
Shut up already
“speech to text software (like Dragon) into a mobile phone.”
Not being an expert in the subject, but as a former medical technician I can suggest that there is some forms of that available already. However, many deaf have difficulty with speech. How would you have learned to make articulate sounding speech if you never heard the sounds to begin with? Very challenging I’m sure.
Recall when Rush was losing his hearing? We all noticed his speech / articulation changing and deteriorating before he announced what was happening. I think that even if you used to hear the sounds, your brain eventually will forget how to articulate them if you become profoundly deaf.
Years ago someone suggested fitting deaf kids with cochlear implants. There was a huge outcry against it from, of all people, the advocates for the deaf!
The thinking was that the kids would be removed from the deaf "community" and somehow injure them; giving the deaf the sense of hearing deprived them of some wonderful gift.
It dawned on me that these satanic bastards had created a protected class and curing these kids deprived them of the necessary clientele for their power base; something akin to the black "leaders" who oppose white parents adopting black children.
It seems amazing that there could be deaf parents who don’t want their kids to be able to hear.
Pretty much the same reasoning as the social workers use when they won’t place black orphans with white families.
It’s cultural apartheid.
Look up Lydia Callas. She grew up with deaf siblings & now does great ASL parody, like signing for the NYC mayor describing hurricane relief.
There's also text-to-speech (another good smartphone app for the deaf/mute), or just writing a note and showing it.
Kimmel’s sign interpretor’s vocal rendition sounded like the black interpretor was signing Obama off-teleprompter.
I am already laughing at the idea of this:)
Please leave Joe Biden out of this.
No. Each language has it’s own sign language. Even a difference between British and American sign language.
Looked like a 3rd base coach giving signs to the batter and runners. . . .
...these sign language hucksters are just for show anyway, designed to make the organizers of a given event look compassionate.
Especially when the signer is practically on top of the speaker. I find it very distracting. For the viewing audience, a small pop-up screen could be provided, and, for those in attendance, the signer could stand off to the side.
good point ..indeed true.
President Selfie’s interpreter wouldn’t have to know much, just “I” and “ME”.
Maybe in some cases, but I live in an areas with a High deaf population
They need to locate their Vatican correspondent as well, Father Guido Sarducci.
For those who didn't see (or recognize) it, here's the clip:
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