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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 11:: Time (Part 2)

  Guess what!? No more numbers!  At least, not today! Instead, you're going to learn more time signs.

 

They're different from last...time, even though it's still about time.

I'm confusing myself now.

 

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It's a shorter lesson today to give our hands, arms, and brain cells a break.  I know I'm tired, you've got to be tired as well.

 

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Tips

For Days of the Week

  • Remember that your palm is facing you. 
  • Circle counter-clockwise 
  • For Thursday it's T -- flick out to H -- and circle the H

 

For Months of the Year 

  • You're fingerspelling the month's abbreviation
  • March, April, May, June, and July are spelled out completely
  • September is Sept, not Sep

 

For Every+ Day of the Week

A good way to remember it is as if you were looking at a calendar.  All the days line up in columns.  Every Monday is right underneath the previous Monday. Here's a picture for better clarification:

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You see?  You're dragging your hand down as though you were dragging a pen down the calendar.

 

For every morning/afternoon/evening you're dragging your hand across the row of a calendar to indicate the 7 days in that row. It's not limited to the 7 days, it's just the visual it's tied to.

 

Not too bad, eh?

 

Here are a few practice sentences to try:

 

EVERY-MORNING I WORK

EVERY-THURSDAY STORE I GO

NEXT-WEEK HOSPITAL YOU GO YOU?

NOVEMBER MY DAD COME HOME

 

Feel free to try and build your own sentences to practice with. I will be teaching you the proper sentence structure in a future lesson.

 

If you don't know a sign, but would like to use it in a sentence, fingerspell it.  It's a great way to practice your skills.  In just a few days we'll do a fingerspelling practice!

 

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Challenge for you:

Come up with a simple practice sentence using one of the new words from today's video. Post it below! If you need an example, just use one of the above sentences as a template.

 

Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 3:: Time

  Welcome back to Learn ASL in 31 Days! You've made it to the third day!  Today you'll learn time signs.

Learn ASL in 31 Days | Day 3 Time Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Time...

 

clock

Time is more than just something that zips by you at lightning speed or crawls by like a tortoise.

 

Time is a very important component for ASL.

 

 

ASL doesn't use -ed to indicate past tense.

You don't sign I jogged, or I ran. 

You don't sign I jumped, or I decided. 

 

You use time signs to structure your sentences and add past, future, and sometimes present tense to your signs and sentences.

I'll break it down so it's not overwhelming!

 

First, watch the video, then we'll get down to it.

 

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Past Tense

  • You sign BEFORE (past) + what you did. Example: BEFORE BOOK READ
  • You sign FINISH + what you did. Example: FINISH BOOK READ
  • You sign the amount of time + what you did. Example: LAST-WEEK BOOK READ

Future Tense

  • You sign WILL (future) + what you will do. Example: WILL BOOK READ
  • You sign the amount of time + what you will do. Example: TOMORROW BOOK READ WILL (the will is for emphasis and can be optional)

Present Tense

  • You sign NOW + what you do. Example: NOW BOOK READ

With present tense, you don't have to sign NOW every time. You do that for emphasis, clarification, or as direction. Every present tense sentence doesn't need to start with NOW.

 

Actually, I have a whole lesson set aside for this, so I just gave you a quick overview!  You have lots of new signs you learned today, so I'd rather you practice those for now.

 

Later this week I'll have a practice sheet for you to put all these words together in sentences!

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