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YOU ARE WELCOME

YOU ARE WELCOME
English Equivalent: YOU ARE WELCOME
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same sign?

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Savvy User Samantha Savvy Guest
Friday, August 7, 2009

Are the signs for 'Thank You' and 'You're Welcome' the same? Because the videos for both show the same sign.

Different signs.

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Ari Savvy Guest
Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm still just learning, but I'm sure that the sign for "You're welcome" is different than "Thank you". I've seen welcome as a welcoming motion (sweep the hand in from the side), and I'm not sure if it's proper, but I've also seen the W handshape, where you touch the index finger of the W handshape to your chin, and make the welcoming motion. Again, I'm not an expert, actually I'm still a beginner, but that's what I've seen.

the two signs actually look very much alike...

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Admin
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It is more the context that is different which then conveys the meaning of the sign.

Saying 'Thank You' Back

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Savvy User Sharon Savvy Guest
Monday, August 17, 2009

My understanding is that you are saying "thank you" back to the other person. The welcome that you are referring to is when you are welcoming someone into your home (or something similar). If you look at the variation of this sign, there is one with a 'W' that is used, but I most often see people saying thank you back.

Signs for "you're welcome"

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Savvy User Donna Savvy Guest
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Using the hand-sweep "welcoming motion" is actually the verb meaning "to welcome" (to a meeting, your home, etc). I have seen it used to mean "you're welcome", but conceptually it is incorrect. There are many ways to indicate the concept: right thumb up and out, outward shaking of the f-hands, palms out(no problem) or the thank-you sign are all more conceptually correct.

youre welcome

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Savvy User Shy Savvy Guest
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

the second version on here is better

Nope.

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Chado Savvy Guest
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The second one is NOT ASL... it is Signed English.  Signed English is NOT the language of Deaf People.  It is only more proper in particular educational settings, it is not however proper ASL grammar.  The fact that it is initialized does not necessarily make it a better sign.  [Easier to understand for a hearing person, perhaps, but better usage, no.]

Look at the sign again....it is marked ENGLISH

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Admin
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chado, If you look closely at the site, it tells you that the second version is an ENGLISH sign.  We aren't saying it is better, we are just sayihng it is a sign that is out there and used so we are making our consumers aware of it.  Thanks

 

your welcome

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Savvy User Nicole Savvy Guest
Friday, June 18, 2010

from my experiences, "your welcome" is not used in sign language like it is used in the hearing community ("thank you, your welcome") In the deaf community, you will see someone say thank you, and the other person will often times respond with the sign thank you again.

translating it though...

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Chado Savvy Guest
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Yes.  But that "Thank You" in response, should be translated into English as "you are welcome", because of the slight head-nod grammatical cue.

you're welcome

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Cheryl M Savvy Member
Thursday, August 4, 2011

I have a deaf friend who says you're welcome is totally different from either of these two.

WELCOME?

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Chado Savvy Guest
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Probably using the WELCOME sign, due to his/her regional dialect.

HOLD ON GUYS....DIALECT, DIALECT, DIALECT!!!

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Chado Savvy Guest
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

HOLD ON GUYS!!

These signs confuse many beginners in ASL.  But, the signs for You're Welcome and Thank You are technically REGIONAL VARIANTS, i.e. Dialect Signs.  The exact sign a Deaf or HOH person would use for YOU ARE WELCOME or THANK YOU varies from region to region.  In Northern Indiana the sign showed above is also often used for YOU ARE WELCOME. Usually it is one of the two.  However, just an hour and a half drive to Southern Indiana the sign for WELCOME is used.

 

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