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Learn to Sign with Koko
 

Koko has a sign language vocabulary of over 1000 words, which she uses in complex statements and questions. Most of these signs are standard American Sign Language (ASL), but some are natural gestures (intrinsic to gorillas), some are invented (untaught) and some ASL signs are slightly modified by Koko to form what we call Gorilla Sign Language (GSL). This section will help you become familiar with all of Koko's signs, and thus to learn to communicate both with Koko and those who know ASL. Language is a powerful tool; by teaching Koko our language, we have empowered her to express her thoughts, feelings and needs.

One thing we have learned from her is that she would like us to save her species, and be more "polite" to gorillas.

KokoSigns; Part 1  (Some of Koko's Favorite Signs)    Click Signs to Enlarge & Learn


APPLE

ASK

BABY

BECAUSE

BIRD

BROWSE
Candy
CANDY
Candy
KOKO

CANDY

DEVIL

DIRTY

DRINK

EAT

FAKE
Frown
FROWN
Fruit
FRUIT

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