Dog In Asl
You say sign language service dog?
It depends. I mean, when the dog is around, he's wearing a work vest and can we see him? (If we can see him and his vest, there is no need to explain. In this case, he is just pointing to it.) Or nothing?
There is no definitive answer to your question. When a dog in my group is with them, they always do dog + work. If the dog is not there, we can call it Dog + Special + Help. You could even call it a dog + jacket.
However, the term SERVE does not make sense to most deaf people who use it that way. (The primary character is read as SERVICE, not SERVICE). The term service here means work.
If you use ASL correctly, as deaf people do, it is important to know that you really need to translate. Just because you've heard a particular English word, such as SERVE / SERVICE, doesn't mean you have signed that word. The goal is to combine meaning, not words. It's hard to understand, and it's heartbreaking to hear from the signatories. ASL is the sign language, not English!
This is how we translate from English to ASL.
France, I made spaghetti.
ASL Spaghetti Coke VA
You have to keep signing.
You still have to sign
(Hold means continue)
I want to play sports in Germany.
Actually buy, buy, want to buy
(To announce SPPING, purchase mark will be repeated three times)
Hey listen to me
ASL Hey take care of me
(Inadequate hearing for deaf, care payments)
Let's eat English, then go to cult.
ASL ESSEN FINISH, we go to CL
(No ASL characters for THEN).
Germany Tell us a story.
(Date becomes verb [TelL is not used])
What are you two talking about
(Talking UT translates to SUBJECT as a question)
I haven't seen you in Germany in a long time.
Look no further!
(Old time SINCE translation rejected in the sense of A LOT)
What you said is lost.
Original you say, I'm doing a training
(LOST means transom [ASL expression]]
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Dog in sign language
The real symbol for the dog