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ASL: Lesson 42:

Objectives:
___ I have taken the: Lesson 42 Vocabulary Practice Quiz
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson.  See: PRACTICE QUIZZES

List of signs and sentences:
Level 03 (Lessons 31 - 45) Practice Cards (in MS Word .doc format)
Level 03 Sentence List

Level 03 YouTube Playlist
 

Vocabulary:
BY-A-HAIR-[close!]
DIE
HIT
LOAN-[borrow, lend, keep]
PROMISE
QUIT-[join, PARTICIPATE]
READY
RESTROOM
RIGHT-[alright, right-(direction), right-(correct), rights-societal)]
RUIN-[spoil]
SLIPPED-MIND
SMOKE
SOFT-[wet, humid]
STRAIGHT
TRAIN-GONE
TRANSFER-[switch-over]



Sentences:
 

Practice sheet 42.A
01. YOU SOMETIMES PASS CLASS BY-A-HAIR YOU?
02. YOUR GRANDMOTHER DIE?
03. YOU HIT YOUR BROTHER?
04. 5-DOLLAR YOU-MIND you-LOAN-me?
05. HAPPEN YOU PROMISE SOMETHING, LATER YOU ALWAYS PROCEED D-O I-T YOU?

Practice sheet 42.B
06. THIS CLASS, YOU WANT QUIT?
07. LAST-TEST-[final_exam], YOU READY YOU?
08. RESTROOM WHERE?
09. CHILDREN-rt, ADULTS-lf, THEIR-rt RIGHTS-[societal], THEIR-lf RIGHTS-[societal], YOU THINK SHOULD SAME?
10. TOMORROW RAIN? GAME CANCEL. (A rhetorical question followed by a statement. Suggested response: OH-I-SEE.)

Practice sheet 42.C
11. APPOINTMENT YOU SLIPPED-MIND EASY?
12. YOU-MIND I SMOKE?
13. EGG Y-O-L-K YOU LIKE SOFT-rt, HARD-lf, WHICH?
14. MOST RIVER STRAIGHT?
15. QUOTE TRAIN-GONE, what-MEAN?  ("What does the phrase 'train-gone' mean?")

Practice sheet 42 D
16. YOU WANT TRANSFER-[switch-over] OTHER SIGN CLASS YOU?
17. PHONE YOU HAVE what-KIND?
18. NOW-MORNING, YOU what-DO?
19. YOU BORN WHERE?
20. YOU THINK TODAY N-I-C-E?


NOTES:
 

Idioms: ASL has a number of genuine idioms.  See: "ASL Idioms"

National Captioning Institute
 

Note: Most adults know what an egg yolk is. But what if you were talking to a child who didn't know what that meant? By signing "yellow round-thing" it would be clear that you were talking about a yolk. You could sign "YELLOW CL:C-"index and thumb."
 

Note: "What does "train-gone" mean? Deaf people use this sign to mean "you missed it" and we aren't going to take the time to rehash the story so you can know what we are talking about.


Questions and answers:

Question:  A student asks, "At around the 26:11 mark of the lesson 42 video (https://youtu.be/Lya0-Q081Ho?t=1569 ) you discuss children and adults.  You sign something after both "children" and "adults" that looks somewhat like the sign for "chat" but it is a different sign.  What is that sign?

Answer:
The sign to which you are referring is a sign that can mean "group / category / cluster / section / population / set of / ... and similar concepts. It has a variety of "labels" but we can call it: GROUP-[non-initialized version].  I used to call it the "CLUSTER" sign but I think more people would recognize it as a version of the sign for GROUP that doesn't use "G" handshapes and instead uses "loose-5" or somewhat relaxed "CLAW" handshapes.

When added to a sign such as "ADULT" it creates a meaning to the effect of "adults in general" or "adults as a whole" which can also simply be "adults."

If the GROUP-[non-initialized] sign is added to CHILDREN it creates a meaning of "children as a whole" or "children in general."

Since the GROUP-[non-initialized] can mean "a category" or a "set of" -- it is particularly good for comparing and contrasting.

If there is enough context in your sentence you do not need to use the sign GROUP-[non-initialized]. Since the sign CHILDREN is already plural you typically don't need to add the group sign but using the group sign allows us to conveniently place "children as a set" on one side for later comparison with adults (as a set) on the other side. It makes it more clear that we are comparing two groups.

See: GROUP-[non-initialized] / category / cluster / section / population / set of
https://youtu.be/CBvbmM7dHaY

 



Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded quizzes for this lesson.

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