I was looking at learning British Sign Language (BSL) and wanted to pick up the basics before attending a course.
I used youtube and a BSL application on the android play store and picked up the basic letters A-Z.
Went onto colours, and now I am getting confused... the same colour has a different sign depending on what material I look at, I thought I had learned some colours and then looked at different sources (sites and youtube) to find out different places had an entirely different sign for each colour in BSL.
I called a BSL place in Scotland to be told one colour could have 33 different variations in BSL?? I am totally lost in how to learn this language.
I was told to just pick one variation of the word I am learning that is easiest, but how am I meant to understand people signing using BSL if they use a different variation? How is it possible to learn all the different variations if they are so wide and varied?
Desperately need some help and advice with learning BSL, as it is starting to look impossible. How do people learn if there is so many different ways to sign each word?
Help please! I am not sure what to do :(
Thanks in advance!