Danish Sign Language V.S. American Sign Language (49 Words)

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Danish Sign Language V.S. American Sign Language (49 Words)

Words that we will sign:

Right
Taxi
Support
Bathroom
City
Friend
Party
Girlfriend/Boyfriend
Relax
Of course
Thank you
Welcome
Color
I love you
Beautiful
Cute
Help
Understand
Lucky
Hungry
Bank
Sister
Brother
Mother
Father
Beer
Wine
Water
One
One Hundred
One Thousand
One Minute
Five Hours
One Day
One month
One Year
Age
Young
Old
Funny
Joking
Control
School
University
Boy
Girl
Where
How
Country Sign Language

Information:

Henri Wittmann assigned DSL to the French Sign Language family because of similarities in vocabulary. However, the founder of the first deaf school in Denmark, Peter Atke Castberg, was receptive to local sign language in 1807 and so may have introduced FSL signs to the local language rather than FSL itself.

Norwegian Sign Language is thought to be a descendant of DSL. However, it may well be a mixture of DSL and indigenous sign, parallel to the situation between Swedish Sign Language and Finnish Sign Language.

Faroese Sign Language and Greenlandic Sign Language are more clearly dialects of DSL.

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