ASL: Lesson 22:
___ Discussion topic: Lexicalized fingerspelling
___ I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
___ I have taken the Lesson 22 Vocabulary Practice Quiz
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson. See: PRACTICE QUIZZES
#busy (Lexicalized fingerspelling)
REGISTER-[version 1, version2]
SUBSCRIBE-[get-regularly, SSI, welfare]
TELLER-fs [this sign is fingerspelled]
Practice sheet 22.A
01. YOUR MONEY, YOU KEEP WHERE?
02. COLLEGE STUDENT ALWAYS BROKE-[financially], WHY?
03. CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR-SELF BUSINESS? (Can you run your own business?)
04. TOMORROW, YOU #BUSY?
05. WHAT COST CENT-25?
Practice sheet 22.B
06. YOU EARN MORE-THAN 10 DOLLAR HOUR?
07. YOU LIKE GO CLASS EARLY?
08. YOU THINK GOVERNMENT PAY GOOD?
09. CAN DEAF GO COLLEGE FREE?
10. KNOW+ SILVER DOLLAR CL:C-[index and thumb], YOU HAVE YOU? (Are you familiar with silver dollars? Do you have one?)
Practice sheet 22.C
11. EVERYDAY YOU BUY WHAT? [POP, CANDY, NOTHING, PARKING PERMIT, LUNCH, ...]
12. YOU HAVE your-SELF OFFICE? (Do you have your own office?)
13. YOU THINK PARENT SHOULD PAY CHILDREN FOR CLEAN+ BEDROOM?
14. next-YEAR SCHOOL REGISTER FINISH YOU? (Have you registered for school next year?)
15. YOU WANT RETIRE, how-OLD ?
Practice sheet 22.D
16. YOUR GRANDMA SEND-you MONEY?
17. SHOW-me YOUR FAVORITE SIGN.
18. SOME DEAF SUBSCRIBE-[SSI] WHY? (Some Deaf receive Supplemental Security Income, why?)
19. SUPPOSE YOU GO BANK, YOU PREFER COMPUTER O-R TRUE PERSON TELLER-fs
20. YOU EARN MONEY HOW?
Note: SSI refers to "Supplemental Security Income" which is a form of government support which some Deaf people receive. The sign for "receive SSI" is the same as the sign for "subscribe/subscription." It means "to get regularly." It can also be interpreted as "being on the dole."
Note: Lexicalized fingerspelling: When discussing ASL fingerspelling, the term Lexicalized refers to fingerspelling that has mutated to take on characteristics of an actual sign. It looks and moves more like a sign than normal fingerspelling. Also, quite often, certain letters are left out.
Note: When signing dollar amounts from $1 to $9 you do not need a separate sign for "dollars." Instead you can just use a twist of the wrist: $1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9
Note: When signing amounts of $10 and higher, add the "DOLLAR" sign. (Sign 10, then sign DOLLAR.)
Note: Often when signing ASL we will ask if the person is familiar with a topic…then we will go on with our sentence. We do this by raising our eyebrows and signing things like: KNOW, REMEMBER, HEARD, SEE BEFORE? For example, we can ask a question like, "KNOW SILVER DOLLAR?" and show what one looks like using a classifier. At this point the person to whom we are talking will either nod or might get a puzzled look and shake their head. If the person nods that means they are familiar with the topic (they have seen a silver dollar before) and you can go ahead and discuss it or ask a question about it. If asking if a person "knows silver dollars" and the person has never seen one and/or doesn't know what you mean they will get a puzzled look or tell you something like WHAT THAT?, NO NEVER SEEN BEFORE, don't-KNOW YOU TALKING ABOUT -- at which point you will know that you need to explain what a silver dollar is. Don't get hung up on "silver dollars." Any object or topic will do. The point is that we can use this technique to ask if a person is familiar with our topic. If they are familiar with it we don't need to waste time describing the topic. Instead we can immediately go ahead and make comments or ask questions about the topic.
Note: "FINISH YOU?" The phrase "FINISH YOU" is the equivalent of the English words "Have you...?" or "Did you...?"
Cumulative vocab list for this lesson:
For a practice quiz, visit: Lesson 22 Practice Quiz:
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded quizzes for this lesson.