Sign Languages

When I was in Japan, I joined the sign language club of my company and learned the Japanese Sign Language (JSL). It wasn't because I knew someone who was hearing-impaired already. I was simply fascinated by the beauty of the visual language at first. And getting to know many hearing-impaired friends happened ater I started learning JSL :)

After coming to the U.S., I learned American Sign Language (ASL) at UC Santa Cruz Extensions and found it very interesting to see the similarities and differences between ASL and JSL. (I hope to add my findings to this page sometime soon.) It has been a long time and I'm extremely rusty but I'm still intrigued by sign languages. I'm glad there are a lot more resources such as dictionaries with video and animations nowadays. Below are some of my bookmarks.