It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by HandyDandy
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Don't forget the letter "G".
I wonder if a def black kid who calls himself "G" would get the same treatment?
edit on 28-8-2012 by HandyDandy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Agarta
reply to post by BuzzCory
Its great that the public outcry has caused the County to rethink the situation but 2 things stand out to me. First they repeat that they teach ASL stile of sign language in the schools and Hunter is using SEE style. My question on this is, are the differences considered a separate language like English and French, where English is required? or is it more like a different dialect like Yooper dialect compared to the Southern Drawl?(both forms of American English) or like American English vrs Queens English?
The Second thing that stands out to me is the multiple uses of the word "current" in the school boards statement in regards to not changing the way a student signs their name. Are they setting up to force a single style where names are concerned by passing a law?
For a language, I can understand, but in the "Pronunciation" of ones name it is harder for me. In todays day and age there are many names the have the same spelling and very different pronunciations, a couple that come to mind are Tonia and Aimee. Tonia can be pronounced as Tahneea or Tonya and Aimee can be pronounced Amy or Ahmae. Hunters parents even altered his names "Pronunciation" by teaching him to cross his fingers, making it distinctly his own. I see ones name as personal, not guide lined by standard language rule sets and just as it changes in the spoken word, so too should the variables exist in sign.
Agartaedit on 30-8-2012 by Agarta because: spelling and punctuation