American Sign Language: "Lesson 55"
For video demonstrations of the sentences see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiG1bVS1IUM&list=PL6akqFwEeSpgI1uukfFiKLCIQzP4nd2yx&index=30
For a combined list of Level 4 sentences, see: [Level 4 Sentences List]
Practice Sheet 55.A: I WANT BUY CAR.
01. YOU PREFER STICK-shift OR AUTOMATIC?
02. YOU WANT NEW OR SECOND-HAND-[used]?
03. YOU HAVE TRADE-IN-car?
04. MAX YOU WANT PAY HOW-MUCH?
05. GAS [OR] ELECTRIC YOU PREFER?
Practice Sheet 55.B: I/ME TICKET-[verb_form] I/ME! ("I got a ticket!")
06. YOU SPEEDING? HOW FAST?
07. SPEED LIMIT WHAT?
08. YOU CL-33:pulled-over OR CAMERA camera-FLASH?
09. YOU GO-to COURT?
10. YOUR INSURANCE INCREASE?
Practice Sheet 55.C: YOUR CAR, what-WRONG?
11. DRIVE STALL-repeatedly!
12. TIRES BALD-[flat-surface-version]
13. TRANSMISSION PROBLEM
14. GAS CONSUME!-[guzzle]
15. ENGINE BREAKDOWN!
Practice Sheet 55.D: I SHOULD BUY YOUR CAR WHY?
16. TIRES NEW!
17. ENGINE POWERFUL
19. UP-TO-NOW CRASH-car NONE
20. AC BLOWS-from-vents COLD!
Bonus sentence: YOU LICENSE-EXPIRE?
INSURANCE vs INFECTION
The noun form of "ticket" tends to use a double movement and a smaller motion. The verb form tends to use a single strong movement that makes contact and pulls back (sort of like the strike of a snake). The phrase "I got a ticket" is typically signed as "I/ME TICKET-[verb_form] I/ME!" -- the pronoun copy portion of that sentence serves the same function as the word "was" in the English version of the sentence. There are certainly other ways to sign "I got a ticket." You can shorten it to: "I/ME TICKET-[verb_form]!" I can even imagine someone arriving home, coming in the door, throwing their keys on the table and signing "TICKET-[verb_form] I/ME!" -- which would be a Yoda-like form of saying "Ticketed, I was." " or "I/ME GOT-[receive] TICKET-[noun_form]!" It is fairly common to drop the second movement of nouns during high speed signing since it often doesn't matter if the concept is a noun or verb. For example consider these two ways of expressing the concept in English: "I got a ticket" or "I was ticketed!" One version uses a noun the other uses a verb but they both end up with you paying a couple hundred dollars. The concept could even be signed as "POLICE TICKET-[verb_form] ME!" which is the equivalent of signing "A cop gave me a ticket!"