American Sign Language is a language that you speak with your hands. Sign language is a language for people that can't talk or hear. In American sign language you leave out words like: and, were, was, them, and they. There is another kind of sign language called English Sign Language. In English sign language you wouldn't leave out any words. When you can't hear or have severe hearing problems, you are called deaf. It is called mute when you can't talk.
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