Thursday, November 1, 2007

8 New Baby Signs Added

The Baby Sign Language Dictionary and the Baby Sign Racer game have been updated to include 8 new baby sign language animations.

  • baby
  • banana
  • bed
  • no
  • play
  • telephone
  • toilet
  • yes

The Baby Sign Racer game has also been updated with the option to choose your race length (12, 18, or 24 questions) and a bug fix that caused it to slow down over time.

6 comments:

Birgit Butz said...

Your animations are absolutely wonderful!

Birgit from Germany

Birgit Butz said...

Hi Papapapoose !
How can I get in contact with you ?
I would like to use them on my own website, is there any way you could help me with this?

Papapapoose said...

Hi Bibutz,

I'm happy you like the animations. I've only been doing 3D for a few months now, so I'm pretty slow at it. Hopefully I'll get more signs up soon.
You can reach me at "babystrology at gmail dot com".

Cheers,
Papapapoose

Sarah Hafer said...

Neat animation! I am a native American Sign Language signer and am fourth-generation Deaf myself. May i make a suggestion or two for your signs? The movement you use for your 'book' is actually for opening the book. So the sign is actually a verb, i.e. open the book in sign language/ASL. Also, the sign you used for your 'bed' is actually a gesture, not an actual sign. So in sign language/ASL, the sign for 'bed' should be one hand with palm pressing against the cheek. Keep in mind, that sign is also for both noun and verb, which means it illustrates the bed itself or 'sleep.'

Hope this helps and i am also an ASL linguist, so there is research in ASL psycholinguistics that use animated sign language clips that look similar to yours. It's cool to see yet another animation out there! You can reach me to talk more if you wish at schafer@ucdavis.edu .

Best,
Sarah

Sarah Hafer said...

Oops, i realize i forgot to add to my explanation that if you want the noun sign for 'book' in sign language/ASL, the movement should be a duplicated one meaning the hands should come toward each other and away from each other twice. Singular movement means it's a verb as in opening the book.

Thanks!
Sarah

Papapapoose said...

Thanks for the information Sarah! I'm in the process of re-animating some of the signs, so I'll be sure to include your suggestions.

Some of the baby signs are not true ASL signs - they've been simplified for young toddlers.

Cheers,
Papapapoose