Sign language for gigs
This is not necessarily perfect quite yet, but if you try it out we'd love to hear
what you think of it. Signs missing? Signs incomprehensible? Let us know by email
at signs -[at]- flatfourradio.co.uk. (Remember that we've left out some
"obvious" signs on purpose, as mentioned below.) Thanks!
(PDF; 630 kB)
How to use:
Download the guide using the link above, then print it out on a single sheet of A4 (the file is smaller than A4, but if your
printer's margins still can't handle it you may need to say "Yes" when
it suggests shrinking the image a little), and fold as shown:
Things that aren't in the guide
- Words which most people know a gesture for - like guitar, drink, telephone, or
drive. The commonly-known gestures aren't necessarily exactly the same as
in BSL, but then, this guide isn't exactly an encyclopedia of BSL.
- Words which we can't find an official translation for: bass, treble, loud,
quiet, support, headline.
fingerspelling alphabet - it's very useful though! How about printing the
fingerspelling guide onto the reverse of our guide?
Philippa showed Dan how to fingerspell so they could communicate at gigs, and
then later on some other basic words of British Sign Language. From there they
realised everyone should know a few words of sign language, if only because
talking at gigs is really f-ing difficult.