In Episode 5 of "The Mandalorian", Mando uses a form of sign language to communciate with two characters.

From an out of universe perspective, do any of the signs he is using correlate to ASL (American Sign Language) or any of the other formal signs used around the world?

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    Could you also add to the question, what is this sign language "in" universe? Is it a tuskan raider specific sign language, or something else? How did mando know this sign language? or was he just improvising. – vikingsteve Dec 8 '19 at 12:16
  • @vikingsteve - no, for a couple of reasons. 1) there should really only be one question per..well..question. I'm specifically asking about the production, not the story. 2) I asked a question in meta re: this show specifically and I personally would prefer to wait until the season at least has ended before asking questions that may get answered next week - scifi.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12826/… – NKCampbell Dec 8 '19 at 15:33
  • Well I asked another question about the "in-universe" reference to this language, and they closed it. – vikingsteve Dec 8 '19 at 22:33
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    The actor, Troy Kotsur, playing the Tusken Raider conversing with Mando is deaf. – L.T.Smash Dec 11 '19 at 13:28

Some, most can make out of what he said. He said “we ride to mountain over your land”

Then they said “you ride over, no” (maybe mean will kill you) Then mando said “mountain, (something, maybe how much?)”

They said want device that can see afar?

I am Deaf and use ASL and know few other foreign sign languages.

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