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Jackson has the sweetest sign he invented for 'love' - he puts one hand on his chest (kind of over his heart) and pats it with the other one.

He pats his head for 'hat'. Might even be the official sign, but we didn't teach it to him.
 

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Originally posted by sozobe
Very brief rant which I already mostly covered in the above post -- it took so long for ASL to be recognized as a real language, and in that context it makes me wince a little bit when it as seen as interchangeable with homesigns (made-up signs.) One is a language, a real language, one is not. That doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with home signs, really, just that they are another kettle of fish.
Good point, thanks for making it!
 
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