Sign Language or Signed English?

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Number one sign English
I SEE YOUR ENGLISH IS NOT VERY GOOD.

Number two sign not English
ENGLISH SIGN YOUR ME DROWSY, WHY? BORED.

Number one sign English
IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO SIGN ENGLISH,
BECAUSE I WANT MY ENGLISH TO BE GOOD.

Number one sign not English
THINK YOU ENGLISH DEAF? ENGLISH WHO?
HEARING YOUR NOT DEAF YOUR, WHY?
MOUTH VOICE EAR HEAR ENGLISH VOICE
IDEA WHO? HEARING YOURS. SIGN IDEA
WHO? DEAF YOURS.

Number one sign English
IF I SIGN ENGLISH WITH MY VOICE TO
HEARING PEOPLE I WOULD HAVE NO
PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY WOULD
UNDERSTAND THAT i AM SAYING
IN ENGLISH.

Number one sign not English
THINK YOU AMERICA OR ENGLAND?
WE SOUTH AFRICA ELEVEN LANGUAGES
NATION ONE NATION MEAN SIGN DEAF
NOT SIGN HEARING LANGUAGE, WHY?
IF SIGN HEARING LANGUAGE, IDEA YOU
KNOW ELEVEN LANGUAGES SIGN?

© Ismael Mansoor

THE CIRCLE OF INVENTIVENESS – PART 4

Wisdom, where is Mr. Patience? No? He is not with you, I see. Say what you, if I assume that you are here for my help?

Yes, the Ghost Mountain.

Take your time because you are sweating. Wait here because I got to get away from what I expect. See you after when they are done with you.

Wait.

Who are you?

WISDOM. ME KNOW HIM WISDOM. HOW-ARE-YOU? MOUNTAIN HERE YOU WHY?

I don’t understand what Deaf was saying.

He said Wisdom. He knows me that I’m Wisdom. He asked me, how am I? ME GOOD.

REDUCTION YOU SEE?

Here.

Finally, you are here, Reduction.

Wisdom, if you are not here, I would not be this way I am to you just now. Because they say, what Wisdom offers, we must obey. It’s the order, and I am compelled to the order’s words. Why you are here if

Sorry, Reduction. I have brought Deaf to you. Say if I leave him to you in peace because Hurry needs to see me.

Oh, Hearing. Is it not strange for you to bring Deaf here to me than he Deaf brings himself here before me?

Deaf asked me to go with him, and I couldn’t say no, because he is one of us.

Wisdom, why are you quiet? Normally you would say something to make us understand what is wise. Say something, or I slay Deaf.

ME SAW YOU SIGN KILL DEAF WHY?

BECAUSE STUDY THIS NEW DEMAND WHAT? DEAF MUST NO-MORE GROW.

Then what say you, if Provoke hears this

I don’t want to hear the name of Provoke.

He would say something to you with his words, and you would not say anymore but rage. What happens if you are raging before Provoke, and what would you have to say to the order? You would not want to send your life in the eternal

Stop it, please. I heard you, so did the order because they can hear what I say or what I hear. Hey Deaf, TODAY YOU LUCKY. YOU KNOW LUCKY TODAY YOURS BUT ONE DAY YOU WATCH. Hearing, you are coming with me to the order, because your duty is need for me. Goodwill to you, Wisdom. And you Deaf, ONE DAY YOU WATCH WHAT ME DO-DO-DO FOR? YOU ONE DAY UNDERSTAND WHY ME DETERMINE-WANT YOU NO-MORE LIFE.

YOU WAIT HERE CAN?

YES ME WAIT HERE CAN BUT YOU COME BACK WILL?

Yes, I will come back. Mountain?

Wisdom, I saw what happened back there. Is Deaf alone?

Yes.

Go back to him and come back here next time. Oh yes, when you come back here, make sure no one is with you. Because if someone is with you, I promise you that I will not be here. Do you understand?

Yes, the Ghost Mountain. COME.

YEAH-THUMBS-UP.

© Ismael Mansoor