History UsefulNotes / SignedLanguage

30th Apr '18 11:19:54 AM ConnorJohn
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* The protagonist of ''Film/BabyDriver'' has a deaf foster father and, besides a few token spoken words, communicates with him via sign language. The actor who plays the foster father, C.J. Jones, [[CastTheExpert is deaf in real life]] and Creator/AnselElgort, who plays the titular Baby, genuinely learned sign language to communicate with him.
29th Apr '18 11:02:24 PM jormis29
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** The Drow hand code in R.A. Salvatore's novels (the ones with Drizzt Do'Urden). Drow elves are all taught a language composed entirely of hand signals. Any two Drow can communicate in this way in complete silence as long as they can see one another. And in complete darkness, because of their infravision.

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** The Drow hand code in R.A. Salvatore's Creator/RASalvatore's novels (the ones with Drizzt Do'Urden). Drow elves are all taught a language composed entirely of hand signals. Any two Drow can communicate in this way in complete silence as long as they can see one another. And in complete darkness, because of their infravision.
22nd Feb '18 5:16:05 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheSilentChild'': A social worker starts teaching a deaf child how to sign, but runs into resistance from the child's self-centered mother.
9th Feb '18 7:50:15 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': Laconia the wood elf is deaf and communicates in signed language.
30th Dec '17 6:59:42 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'': Elisa is mute, and thus uses real-life American SignLanguage to communicate. She also teaches the fish person how to sign, since he can't physically talk either.

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* ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'': Elisa is mute, and thus uses real-life American SignLanguage Sign Language to communicate. She also teaches the fish person how to sign, since he can't physically talk either.
29th Dec '17 11:58:24 PM NightShade96
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* ''TheShapeOfWater'': Elisa is mute, and thus uses real-life American SignLanguage to communicate. She also teaches the fish person how to sign, since he can't physically talk either.

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* ''TheShapeOfWater'': ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'': Elisa is mute, and thus uses real-life American SignLanguage to communicate. She also teaches the fish person how to sign, since he can't physically talk either.either.
* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': The family members have to communicate entirely in sign language in order to avoid attracting the attention of a monster that is attracted to sound.
23rd Dec '17 8:59:58 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''[[http://www.thornygames.com/sign/ Sign]]'', by Creator/ThornyGames, is an educational card-game meant to immerse players in the world of Nicaraguan Sign Language, a pidgin turned language that emerged when 50 deaf children from various backgrounds were brought together at a school and forced to figure out how to communicate.
22nd Dec '17 9:47:06 PM Give1Take2
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* ''TheShapeOfWater'': Elisa is mute, and thus uses real-life American SignLanguage to communicate. She also teaches the fish person how to sign, since he can't physically talk either.
5th Nov '17 9:46:57 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' has the Embassy staff communicate with hand signals when they want it to go unnoticed. Leif thinks of it as "servants' code", but when [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/summer-sunshine-7384/ he encounters an actual deaf person]] it turns out they can communicate fluently. (The cast page refers to it as Sønheim Sign.)
19th Oct '17 2:49:13 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/{{Inhumans}}'', Black Bolt has [[MakeMeWannaShout an incredibly destructive voice]] so he communicates with a unique sign language he developed with his wife, Medusa. This causes issues when they're separated during the first part of the series, as it means he loses his interpreter. Made-up signs were used on the grounds that, as he lives on an isolated moon colony, he never would have had a chance to learn any Earth sign languages. His actor Anson Mount put extra effort into making sure his signs were valid in their own right and didn't overlap with ASL, and he expressed interest in expanding them into a fully-developed [[ConLang fictional language]].
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