My new deaf friends are kind of right. I've dropped out of the sky. Even with the safe landing of a modern jet, I'm still transported into a new place where I've never set foot before.
And then there are the universals. The mechanics of language have universal properties. The variations are rich and wondrous like the K'iche clicking sound, but the way sounds are used to communicate meaning fall into the grooves of a system. Our brains are pattern makers and thirsty for more.
As I've developed momosign in three continents, I've observe something very consistent. It's too early to determine precisely if momosign facilitates language acquisition, but the consistencies that I observe across culture, gender and age is that it makes people happy. I'm not making it up. I've seen it and it's on tape.
Yet, there is still a lot of work to be done before enough people are convinced. It's a method and an idea that seems to have descended out of thin air.