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Auslan Fingerspelling

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If we compare the sign meaning “sister” in Auslan, American Sign Language (ASL) and Japanese Sign Language (JSL), we see clearly that these languages differ in their vocabulary.
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Even within Australia, there are regional dialects of Auslan, with Melbourne signers traditionally using a small number of different signs for everyday concepts such as 'car' and the colour 'blue' compared to Sydney signers.
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The students and teacher are “clapping their hands” in Auslan. A group of locals recently took a course to learn the basics of Australian Sign Language.
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While fingerspelling is incorporated into sign languages (each country has its own sign language...
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It is not the same as fingerspelling which is used within Auslan for unusual words that do not have a sign or for proper nouns like names of countries or people.

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