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Auslan SignbankDictionary#505 why.BSL
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As Modifier: 1. Used to link two sentences or clauses. In the second you talk about the reason for something happening in the first. An obsolete sign. English = why. As Question: 1. Used at the beginning, end or at both the beginning and end of a sentence to ask about the reason or cause of something. An obsolete sign. English = why. Augmented Meaning: 1. This sign is sometimes used by Auslan signers, but it is more commonly used by signers exposed to British Sign Language (BSL), e.g., deaf immigrants from Britain or deaf Australians who have lived in Britain for a period of time. Auslan signers use the other sign for WHY shown in this dictionary.