Polish Sign Language/Lesson 1

Saying hiEdit

You can say hi in many ways. The most common way of saying hi in PJM is just waving your hand. Another way of saying hi is shaking hands.


Introducing oneselfEdit

Keep in mind that PJM has its own grammar. The word order is different and verbs are often omitted.

English: Hi, my name is Alan.

PJM: hiInameA-L-A-N


English: I am a student.

PJM: Istudent


English: I am 20 years old.

PJM: Iage20


Asking questionsEdit

When posing a question facial expressions are very important. When we pose a question like that we usually raise our eyebrows when signing the element we ask for. In this case name is emphasized, therefore we rise our eyebrows when signing name

youname?


The thing we are asking about is usually put at the end of the sentence.

A-D-A-Mwhere?


Sample dialogueEdit

Speaker 1: hi

Speaker 2: hi


Speaker 1: youname?

Speaker 2: IA-D-A-M,you?


Speaker 1: IB-E-A-T-A

Speaker 2: youstudent?


Speaker 1: no,Iwork