Deaf Turks

Check out the hands gesturing in this Deaf Dergisi (magazine). 🙂
It is British Sign Language that influences Turkish Sign Language. I’ve almost learned the alphabet; it requires “seeing” the letters in a different way, but once you see them they do make sense. I’ve learned a few signs as well. Many are similar but some are quite different. Again, I think I could learn the logic if I was immersed for awhile.
There are some terrific homemade films of Deaf Turks telling stories, some crazy photos, and all kinds of info about community events.
There is even a feature film, Kiskanc Asik (“Jealous Love”), starring Deaf Turks and TSL.

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