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.

 

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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!

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