I was looking thru your dictionary and couldn't find the signs for hello and
goodbye. I'm sure they are universal like just waving your hand or
something. I have been using your dictionary to teach my deaf dog signs so
we can communicate. I don't know what to do when I tell her goodbye so I
just tell her good girl then leave. Are goodbye and hello just as simple as
the "quiet" sign?
That is right. Just use the same signs that you would in the "hearing
world." While there is no one specific type of "wave," in general you wave
hello with a side to side movement. Wave good bye with a bending of the
large knuckles or at the wrist.
- Dr. Bill
In a message dated 11/6/2006 11:27:05 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Hi Dr. Vicars,
I was wondering, how do you sign hi. Do you just wave at someone, because
that might look like hey, or would that be ok?
- Casandra Grahn
Yes, that is how you do it. Just a natural wave of the hand. The difference
between "hi" and "hey" is that "hi" is more of a sideways sweep and "hey" is
an up and down flutter.
- Dr. Bill