Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 28:: Negatives

Yesterday you learned some fun idioms! Today you'll  learn some negative signs -- and a bonus -- there's an idiom in here today as well!

 

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As important as it is to be optimistic you have to get real and learn some pessimistic signs.

 

If for nothing else but to recognize them when Debbie Downer comes along to rain-cloud-up your day.

 

*I happen to love rain and all people named Debbie.

 

http://youtu.be/zodY9ASIIvk

 

Can  I just point out that I look absolutely ridiculous signing "want?" Shoot. I shouldn't have pointed that out. I have this fear that I will become the brunt of some video joke. Laziness is preventing me from re-shooting the video. Maybe I could've cut it out.

 

Now who's being a Debbie Downer?

 

Practice Sentences

MY VIDEO VOMIT

MY FACIAL EXPRESSIONS NG

SEE AGAIN DON'T WANT

MAKE FUN YOU-ALL NEVER. PLEASE?

 

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♥ Rochelle

 

Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 27:: ASL Idioms Part 1

How did you do on Day 26? Well, you're here, so that's a good sign.

 

Day 27 is all about ASL Idioms.

 

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ASL idioms are figures of speech. They add to the depth of the message just as English idioms do.

 

Here's a few English idioms you might recognize:

  • at the drop of a hat
  • egg on your face
  • crocodile tears
  • go jump in a lake.

 

ASL idioms can be used at any time and can be quite fun to manipulate.  You can add to their meaning with a change in your facial expression, your body language, and your surrounding message.

 

Check out the video to see what I mean:

 

http://youtu.be/x7jQ7jJHtpA

 

Here's your chart! On the left if the ASL idiom/signs and on the right is what the idiom means.

 

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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 26:: Fingerspelling Part 3

It's that time again my friends!  

No, it's not tool time. I'll give you a hint.

 

It's fingerspelling!

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Okay, that wasn't a hint, but I was being impatient. That's how I rollin' with the homies...

 

 

 

You want to go over fingerspelling practice #1 and #2 first? Go for it!

 

Let's get to it then!

 

http://youtu.be/kgT8WPhPXtA

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Here's one practice sentence for you. Yup, just one. 

 

SIGN FOR P-E-N-C-I-L WHAT?

 

Longer word practice:

  • Wednesday
  • Traffic
  • Awesome
  • Being
  • Murders
  • Guest
  • Categories
  • Growing
  • Father
  • Heather
  • Fragile
  • Qualify
  • Latter
  • Ladder
  • Laughter
  • Stomach
  • Squelch

 

Random words, eh?

Another goal for you to keep in mind while you're fingerspelling: Don't try to just sign each letter individually, but rather try to "connect" them. You make your letter transitions smooth. It's like how cursive letters are connected. You're not actually connecting the letters, but you're making the transition from letter to letter smooth and fluid.

Remind me and I'll share more about that in the next fingerspelling video I have planned after the 31 Days series is finished.

 

How is fingerspelling going for you? What are you struggling with? How can I help you?

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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 25:: Classifiers

Classifiers will enrich your signed conversations.  

If you're the type of person that naturally talks with their hands then the concept and use of classifiers will come easily.

 

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Wait a second, wait a second. I skipped a step.

Watch the video first.

 

http://youtu.be/ZsYqL0zMsUE

 

Classifiers are used to make your message clear and give details about an object or person.

  • describe its shape and size
  • how the object/person moves
  • how the object relates to other people and/or objects
  • represents and object or person

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Classifiers can be used at any time when signing. There's no wrong place to use them. There's no specified way to use them. No real rules. It's free form. Fluid. Poetic.

You don't want to be absurd with your usage, but you don't need to feel constrained by rules you think may exist.

 

Only thing to keep in mind is your sentence order. TTC & TC and make sure your description will fit in that basic structure and you'll by flying high as a giraffe in a hot air balloon.

 

Classifier that!

 

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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 24:: Sentence Order

Welcome welcome to Day 24!  

 

Today is an important day for your ASL lessons! You've learned a ton of signs, now you need to know how to put it all together into a cohesive message that is clear and proper ASL.

 

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ASL ≠ Signed English.

True Story.

 

It is its own language with its own grammatical rules and regulations. You can be fined for breaking them. I can take payments by way of gift cards and cash. No checks please.

 

So, in order for me to set you up for success I need to teach you proper ASL. I don't want you walking around anymore throwing signs around willy-nilly. You might be mistaken for a gang member and get shot. I don't want your Aunt Sally suing me.

 

http://youtu.be/m4hoduUyL7E

 

As I said in the video, there's 2 basic structures for your sentences.

 

Did you miss Day 23? Go back and check it out. Don't worry, I'll wait. Don't forget to come back!! | Sentence Order

 

Let me go over the sentences I've given you as examples in the video.

 

  1. I am going to the store. →  STORE GO I    or    I STORE GO I
  2. I enjoy reading. → READ I ENJOY
  3. She's going to the hospital tomorrow. → TOMORROW HOSPITAL SHE GO  or  TOMORROW HOSPITAL SHE GO WILL
  4. We went dancing last night. →  PAST-NIGHT DANCE WE-3 FINISH GO

 

Now for some practice sentences.

 

Turn these ASL sentences into English.

  1. WILL CAKE- YOUR FAVORITE WILL COOK
  2. YESTERDAY MY DAD HE SHOES BUY
  3. DOG MY FOOT HE PEED ON
  4. CHILDREN THEY WILD

 

Now it's your turn to change these English sentences into ASL.

Get out some paper and pen or write it on a napkin with ketchup. Whatever. It's your choice.

  1. My aunt likes chocolate cookies.
  2. That table is huge.
  3. I'm going to college next year.
  4. Your cat scared me last week!

 

I'll address more ASL grammar in another post. This is all you need to know for now!

 

Now, go bust out your vocab list and create your own sentences!

Come by Facebook and share some of your sentences. Also feel free to come by and see me on Google+ and Twitter!

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