Sign Language Bathroom

There are perhaps around two hundred sign languages in use around the world today, including sign language bathroom. The number is not known with any confidence; new sign languages emerge frequently through creolization and de novo (and occasionally through language planning). In some countries, such as Sri Lanka and Tanzania, each school for the deaf may have a separate language, known only to its students and sometimes denied by the school; on the other hand, countries may share sign languages, though sometimes under different names (Croatian and Serbian, Indian and Pakistani). Deaf sign languages also arise outside of educational institutions, especially in village communities with high levels of congenital deafness, but there are significant sign languages developed for the hearing as well, such as the speech-taboo languages used in aboriginal Australia.

bathroom sign language

bathroom sign language

The following list is grouped into three sections:

Deaf sign languages, which are the preferred languages of Deaf communities around the world; these include village sign languages, shared with the hearing community, and Deaf-community sign languages

Signed modes of oral languages, also known as manually coded languages, which are a bridge between the deaf and oral languages

Auxiliary sign systems, which are not native languages, but are signed systems of varying complexity used in addition to oral languages. Simple gestures are not included, as they do not constitute language.

Examples of Sign Language Bathroom

If you live with some people with special disability that force you to use sign language, you need to learn this sign language bathroom to ease you help them when they need you to help them to go to the bathroom.

Potty Language Signpotty language sign

Even though you see a “T” for the hand shape, this sign is commonly thought of as meaning “bathroom.”  The sign for toilet is the same sign as “bathroom,” but when you see it signed in a sentence you should usually interpret it as bathroom rather than toilet.

The sign for “bathroom” is made by forming the right hand into the letter “t.”  The palm side is facing away from you. Shake your hand side to side a couple times. Some people use a twisting movement instead of the side to side shake.  Either is fine if you prefer the side to side shake.

To ask, “Do you need to go to the bathroom?” just tilt your head forward a bit, raise your eyebrows, and do the “toilet” sign. You also can puff your cheeks out a bit while doing the sign for “PEE or urine.”  You also can do a very small movement repetition.

toilet sign

toilet sign

By knowing the sign language bathroom, it helps us easily to communicate with some  hearing disabled people about bathroom.

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