Beginning ASL: Week Four

Beginning American Sign Language Class: Week Four

 

Review

  • Receptive Fingerspelling Quiz
  • Numbers 0-60 and now 61-80

 

Review: Pronoun Vocabulary

  • I/Me
  • You
  • He/She/It, Him/Her
  • We/us
  • They/Them
  • You (plural)
  • My/Mine
  • Your/Yours
  • His/Her/Hers/Its
  • Our/Ours
  • Their/Theirs
  • Your/Yours (plural)

 

Vocabulary: Dialogue 1

  • Hello
  • What
  • Name
  • Nice
  • Meet
  • Same, Like
  • Same-As-Me

 

Vocabulary: Relationships

  • Mom
  • Grandma
  • Woman
  • Girl
  • Daughter
  • Granddaughter
  • Sister
  • Wife
  • Girlfriend
  • Aunt
  • Cousin (female)
  • Niece
  • Dad
  • Grandpa
  • Man
  • Boy
  • Son
  • Grandson
  • Brother
  • Husband
  • Boyfriend
  • Uncle
  • Cousin (male)
  • Nephew

 

Vocabulary: Emotions/States of Being

  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Upset
  • Angry, mad
  • Tired
  • Excited
  • Fine
  • Disappointed, miss
  • Scared, frightened
  • Nervous, anxious
  • Proud
  • Bored
  • Curious
  • Embarrassed
  • Frustrated
  • Worried, troubled
  • Surprised
  • #OK
  • Silly
  • Funny
  • Good

 

Vocabulary: Places

  • Work
  • School
  • Home
  • Church
  • Store
  • Restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • Target
  • In-N-Out

 

Vocabulary-random

  • Go
  • Want
  • Don’t-want
  • Need
  • Delicious
  • Can’t
  • Enjoy
  • Oh-I-See
  • Thank-You
  • Class
  • Two-of-Us
  • Two-of-them

 

Vocabulary: Common Phrases

  • What are you doing?/What do you want to do?
  • What’s up?
  • How are you?

 

Vocabulary: Wh-words

  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why
  • How
  • How-Many
  • Non-manual marker: The eyebrows are furrowed a bit (squeezed somewhat together) and the head moved slightly forward.

 

 

Week Three Dialogue

Person A:

•YOU TAKE-UP A-S-L WHY?
•Why are you taking ASL?

Person B:

•ME TAKE-UP A-S-L WHY? ME ENJOY.
•I am taking ASL because I enjoy it.

Person A:

•SAME-AS-ME. ME SIGN, ME FEEL GOOD.
•The same with me, I feel good when I sign.

Person B:

•YOU MORE A-S-L LEARN, READY YOU?
•Are you ready to learn more ASL?

Person A:

•YES, ME READY. YOU?
•Yes, I’m ready. How about you?

Person B:

•LEARN MORE A-S-L, ME READY ALWAYS.
•I am always ready to learn more ASL.

Person A:

•ME AGREE.
•I agree with that.

New material: Number Incorporation

•Money
•Cents
•Dollars

Vocabulary: Random for Examples

  • Dollars
  • 100
  • There/It
  • Movie
  • Finish
  • See
  • Send-you
  • Letter
  • Phone
  • Home
  • Homework
  • Eat
  • Won
  • Cool
  • Sunset
  • Beautiful
  • Stay
  • Will
  • Not-Yet
  • Promise
  • Twice

 

Vocabulary: Time

  • Day
  • Week
  • Weekend
  • Month
  • Year
  • Every-year/annually
  • Everyday
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Jan-Dec
  • Yesterday
  • Two-days-ago
  • Recently
  • Today
  • Tomorrow
  • Past/before
  • Future

 

Vocabulary: Colors

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • White
  • Pink
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Black

 

Vocabulary: Religious

  • God
  • Lord
  • Messiah
  • Praise
  • You/Him (pretty)
  • Bible
  • Baptize/baptism
  • Jesus
  • Christ
  • Salvation/redemption/saved
  • Savior
  • Hallelujah
  • Heaven
  • Hell
  • Sin
  • Rose again/resurrected
  • Books of the Bible
  • Holy
  • Purity
  • Righteousness
  • Justified
  • Cross
  • Death
  • Resurrection

 

New material: Common Sentence Structures-Topic, Comment

  • The following non-manual signals [facial grammar] play a role in identifying the topic in a topic/comment sentence structure.
  • The signer (1) maintains eye contact with the person being addressed, (2) raises the eyebrow and tilts the head slightly forward when signing the topic, (3) holds the last sign of the topic a little longer than the other signs, and (4) pauses slightly between signing the topic and the comment.

 

New material: Common Sentence Structures-Topic, Comment

  • When signing the comment, the signer uses facial expressions that convey the emotion of what is signed.
  • If the comment is SHE UPSET, the signer should project a face associated with being upset.
  • But the face does not always correspond with the emotions projected by the signs.
  • For example, if the signer is being sarcastic, humorous, silly, or serious, then she or he might wish to convey these feelings rather than the feelings associated with the comment itself.
  • If a signer is in fact being funny, then she or he might have a hint of smile on the face while signing SHE UPSET.
  • Similarly, the lips might be pursed and the eyebrows squeezed together while signing a comment, if a signer is serious about something.

 

New material: Common Sentence Structures-Time, Topic, Comment or Tense With Time Adverbs

  • Placing a time adverb at or near the beginning of a sentence marks the tense of the sentence.
  • Using time adverbs is the most common means of indicating tense.
  • Unlike English, verb signs never undergo changes to indicate tense.
  • Because there are no changes to a verb sign, the time that an action occurred must come before the verb sign.

 

New material: Common Sentence Structures-Time, Topic, Comment or Tense With Time Adverbs

  • After a time adverb has indicated tense in a sentence, all sentences after this sentence will have the same tense.
  • There is no need to repeat the time adverb with each sentence.
  • Tense can be changed only by signing a different time adverb, changing the topic of discussion, or using a sign that is not a time adverb but tells about time.

 

New material: Common Sentence Structures-(Time,) Topic, Comment

  • YESTERDAY, HE WON 100 DOLLARS, HE HAPPY.
  • He is happy because yesterday he won one hundred dollars
  • A-S-L CLASS MINE, COOL.
  • My ASL class is cool.
  • BOY THERE, HE AGE-7.
  • That boy is seven years old.
  • LAST NIGHT, SUNSET BEAUTIFUL.
  • The sunset was beautiful last night.
  • ME YESTERDAY, STAY HOME.
  • I stayed home yesterday.
New material: Common Sentence Structures-(Time,) Topic, Comment
  • Varying emphasis
  • 2-YEARS-AGO ME VACATION, WONDERFUL.
  • Two years ago, I had a wonderful vacation.
  • ME WONDERFUL VACATION, 2-YEARS-AGO.
  • My last wonderful vacation was 2 years ago.
New material: Other Time Signs
  • The signs FINISH, WILL, and NOT-YET are signs that tell about time.
  • The placement of each of these signs in a sentence varies.
New material: Time Signs
  • FINISH
  • This sign is often used to indicate that an action has been completed. It is either placed before or after the verb.
  • HE MOVIE FINISH SEE.  (before the verb)
  • He saw the movie.
  • ME WORK FINISH.  (after the verb)
  • I have finished working.

New material: Time Signs

  • WILL
  • This sign is often used in its emphatic sense to stress that an action is indeed going to take place in the future. It can be placed before or after a verb or at the end of a sentence.
  • ME WILL SEND-YOU LETTER.  (before the verb)
  • I will send you a letter.
  • MEET-YOU WILL, TOMORROW ME PROMISE. (after)
  • I promise I will meet you tomorrow.
  • PHONE HOME TWICE EVERY-WEEK, ME WILL. (end)
  • I will phone home twice a week.

New material: Time Signs

  • NOT-YET
  • This sign is used to show that an action has not yet occurred. It is often placed at the end of a sentence or it can be used by itself in response to a question.
  • At the end of a sentence:
  • ME HOMEWORK FINISH, NOT-YET.
  • I haven’t done my homework yet.
  • As a response:
  • Person A:
  • YOU EAT FINISH YOU.
  • Have you finished eating?
  • Person B:
  • NOT-YET.
  • Not yet.

 

Vocabulary: Week 3 Dialogue

  • Take-up/adopt
  • Sign
  • Feel
  • More
  • Learn
  • Ready
  • Yes
  • Always
  • Agree

 

Vocabulary: Song

  • Make
  • Maker
  • Heart
  • Long-ago
  • Life
  • Control
  • Know
  • Thinking
  • Notice
  • Crying
  • Call
  • Pay-attention, focus
  • Father (God)
  • Never
  • Doesn’t-matter, whatever, anyway
He Knows My Name (song)
  • I have a Maker
  • He formed my heart
  • Before even time began
  • My life was in His hands
  • HE MY MAKER
  • HE MAKE MY HEART
  • LONG-AGO
  • MY LIFE HE CONTROL

 

  • He knows my name
  • He knows my every thought
  • He sees each tear that falls
  • And He hears me when I call
  • HE KNOW MY NAME
  • HE KNOW MY THINKING
  • HE NOTICE CRYING
  • I CALL HE PAY-ATTENTION

 

  • I have a Father
  • He calls me His own
  • He’ll never leave me
  • No matter where I go
  • HE MY FATHER
  • HE NAME ME HIS
  • HE CL:11 (separate) NEVER
  • OUT + + DOESN’T-MATTER

 

  • He knows my name
  • He knows my every thought
  • He sees each tear that falls
  • And He hears me when I call
  • HE KNOW MY NAME
  • HE KNOW MY THINKING
  • HE NOTICE CRYING
  • I CALL HE PAY-ATTENTION

 

Fingerspelling Review

 

Receptive Fingerspelling Quiz

 

Numbers Review 0-60 and New Numbers 61-80

 

Review of Dialogue 3 Vocabulary

 

More Vocabulary Review

 

Common Sentence Structures-(Time,) Topic, Comment

 

Time Signs: Finish, Not-Yet, and Will

 

Song Vocabulary: “He Knows My Name” by Tommy Walker

 

“He Knows My Name” by Tommy Walker Without Music

 

“He Knows My Name” by Tommy Walker With Music (and Coaching)

7 thoughts on “Beginning ASL: Week Four

  1. First I want to say I appreciate what you’ve done here. I am legally blind and opening up a massage business. Being legally blind I understand the plight of things not being adapted to your needs. I wanted to learn ASL so that I could have a business that was available to the deaf community, and also because I’ve always really enjoyed it. I’ve looked into taking classes but have been worried to, because in an ASL class not being able to see the instructor is a really big deal. This way I can learn at home and get as close to my screen as I need to without blocking anyone’s view.

    Also, on a separate note, In the beginning ASL week 4 the 5th video down says it doesn’t exist.

    I’ve really really enjoyed your teaching method, I doubt you had it in mind but the fact that you say what you’re doing on the signs that are harder to see and designate what part of your hand is going where is more helpful than you could know. You are appreciated!

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    • Hi Brooklyn,
      I’m so glad that you are able to use my site. That is definitely not what I had in mind, but I know it was what the Lord did when He planned for me to teach and record and explain everything the way I did. I love when He works out these “God things”. I’m so glad that you are learning to sign! Hopefully I’ll be able to get back and do some updating soon. Thanks for letting me know about the videos not playing! God bless!

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  2. I am struggling with sentence structure and really soaking that up. Do you have any recommendations for practice exercises. Looking for so etching like a English sentence that I can attempt to put in ASL and then check my work.

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