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(Short List)   Not content with inappropriate selfies and booing the SA president, now it seems there was also a fake sign language interpreter: Mandela's memorial service was certainly memorable   (shortlist.com) divider line 6
    More: Unlikely, Nelson Mandela, South African, translators, Jacob Zuma, Icing on the Cake, President of South Africa, sign languages, South African Government  
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2013-12-11 09:18:45 AM  
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SomeoneDumb: I wonder what language the sign interpreter was using, unless they're all the same.  I dunno. Is signing a universal language?


Believe it or not, they are not all the same.  The guy may have needed a translator to help him out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages">http://en.wikip edia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages
2013-12-11 01:42:59 PM  
1 votes:
It's WORSE than a prank.

The "interpreter" was IMHO just flashing ANC Gang signs with no regard to what the speaker was saying.  It's an INCREDIBLE insult to the South African Deaf Community who are absolutely GOBSMACKED by this.

The exact same "interpreter" is in this video celebrating the ANC's 100th anniversary by current South African President singing "Kill the Boer." (the Dutch Afrikaaner white oppressors who established Apartheit in the first place)  I can't speak for the Zulu translation, but the "interpreter's" signs are clearly crude made-up sign that matches the captions perfectly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fzRSE_p1Ys

It seems to be President Jacob Zuma's personal "interpreter," who doesn't know SASL or any sign language whatsoever but Zuma breaks out whenever he feels to flash ANC Gang Signs for his personal amusement, event at Mandela's funeral.  Zuma has just took a shiat on South Africa's Deaf, made fools of the entire world including President Obama who this Clown was supposedly interpreting, and used Mandela's funeral as an excuse to do a Touchdown dance, in the process DESECRATING everything Nelson Mandela stood for.
2013-12-11 10:04:42 AM  
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THX 1138: Mikey1969:  Anybody with the observational capabilities of a kumquat will notice that the guy just uses the same 3 or 4 gestures over. Was the record stuck, or something?

The speaker used the phrase "former president" three times, and the interpreter included the same sign in his delivery each time.  When he translated other parts, he used different signs.  I also had to note that when translating "the Mandela family", he used a sign that had a 'gathering' motion to it, which is similar to American sign language when indicating a group of people (team, class, family, etc), so it did look plausible to me.


Except that he used the whole supposed "former president" series of signs at least once more.
2013-12-11 09:59:40 AM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969:  Anybody with the observational capabilities of a kumquat will notice that the guy just uses the same 3 or 4 gestures over. Was the record stuck, or something?


The speaker used the phrase "former president" three times, and the interpreter included the same sign in his delivery each time.  When he translated other parts, he used different signs.  I also had to note that when translating "the Mandela family", he used a sign that had a 'gathering' motion to it, which is similar to American sign language when indicating a group of people (team, class, family, etc), so it did look plausible to me.
2013-12-11 09:33:18 AM  
1 votes:

THX 1138: Newsflash:  More than one version of sign language exists.  More at 11.

-Oh wait, the allegagions of a fake interpreter are from one guy on  Twitter?  Never mind.  Stop the presses!  This has gotta be true!


A: The allegations are from someone who knows sign language.
B: Anybody with the observational capabilities of a kumquat will notice that the guy just uses the same 3 or 4 gestures over. Was the record stuck, or something?
2013-12-11 08:47:28 AM  
1 votes:
So terrorists can get close to world leaders by acting as a sign interpreter.  Scary!
 
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