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

You've been dying to learn ASL forever! Now you can! You'll learn not only vocabulary, but also grammar and all the skills the go along with ASL. For FREE! Pin so you can have easy access to all 31 lessons |Classifier poster

 

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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♥ Rochelle