American Sign Language the Easy Way by David A. Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart, Jessalyn Little

By David A. Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart, Jessalyn Little

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Notice the liberty taken in omitting the word yes in the translation of sentence a. A good translation is not a matter of finding a word for each of the signs made. An English translation attempts to capture the signer's intended meaning including the nonmanual signals and the manner of signing. " Recall that the correct nonmanual signal for rhetorical wh-questions is signed during the question and is not the same as that for other wh-questions. Also, it is important to hold the last sign of the rhetorical question before answering the question.

The objective forms of the pronoun are HER, HERS, HIS, YOUR, YOURS, MINE, THEIR, OUR, OURS, and ITS. The handshape for signing them is an open hand with the palm facing outward. Both the subjective and objective forms of the pronoun make the same movement. RULE #7. RHETORICAL QUESTIONS. In a rhetorical question, the signer asks a question and then answers it. a. ME KNOW ASL? YES. ) b. ME LOST WHY? NOT PAY-ATTENTION STREET NAME. ) The rhetorical question is a common grammatical structure in ASL.

ROOM NUMBER 4. The ASL class is in room number 4. ROOM 5? Room 5? Judy: NO. ROOM 4. No. Room 4. 4. Tina: THANK-YOU Thank you. Judy: WELCOME. SEE-YOU-LATER You're welcome. < previous page page_49 next page > < previous page page_50 next page > Page 50 The Master Signs < previous page page_50 next page > < previous page page_51 next page > Page 51 < previous page page_51 next page > page_52 < previous page next page > Page 52 Numbers 15 (see Chapter 4, "One Million New Signs" for illustrations of numbers) What's in the Signs (Notes about the Grammar) 1 Rule #5.

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