Would Aliens understand us if we used a sign language to communicate with them?

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  • Thomas
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Anything following any rule or grammar can be used as a tool for communication. "Signs" meaning: optical signals are one system among many. See the clipbelow and decide if you recognize anything like "language".

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Since their anatomy is bound to be different from ours, a hand-and-body-based language is sure to be more confusing to them than a mind-based telepathic language. They might be able to pick up on our mental pictures, but would still have to learn the context.

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  • 6 months ago

    Even if the myth of evolution is true then it would have resulted in a very different species.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Extraterrestrial aliens?

    They would be so much more intelligent than humans, that they would read our minds.

    Illegal aliens?

    They don't want to learn English.

    We give them "sign" language.

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  • 6 months ago

    No, sign language needs to be learned just like spoken language.

    You didn't understand sign language before learning it, did you?

    • John P
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      I assume you mean "Aliens" as in the proverbial "little green men" from outer space. They would have totally different cultural backgrounds, thus would have no idea what any human gestures or signs might mean.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Only if you taught them a language.

    Which is what we do with children.

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  • 6 months ago

    What aliens might even know what sign is. Maybe their whole world of communicating is telepathy.

    Maybe,,,they simply don't exist.

    What if's are endless without any intelligent conclusion.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Sign language has to be learned in the same way as spoken language. Did you know that the sign language used in Australia or America is different to the sign language used in India? That being so, why would an alien automatically understand your sign language? They wouldn't. Some other method of communication would have to be shared.

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  • 6 months ago

    Not automatically.

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  • Petter
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No, unless they somehow know the decoding behind sign language.

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