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Some people might try to put the sign "YESTERDAY" at the beginning of that sentence, but I wouldn't--it feels awkward. Vicars: You can directionalize many different verbs. If I were giving the paper to just two people, I'd use two ME-GIVE-TO-YOU motions one slightly to the left, then one slightly to the right. For example if I know you are talking about a trip you went on last week, You don't need to keep signing "PAST," I would understand it was past tense.Hand-to is the best example, but "MEET" is also useful. For example: "WANT." You have to sign it normal and indicate who wants what. Vicars: But if you are in doubt about whether or not to use indexing or directionality, go ahead and index it works every time even though it takes more effort. Art: Thanks [...various discussion...] Lii: How does one go about using "ing, s, and ed endings? You could sign "TRUE GOOD" and I would know you meant "The trip went really well." If I sign, "YESTERDAY ME WALK SCHOOL," the word "walk" would be understood as "walked." About punctuation, you are right, you punctuate a sentence via your pauses and facial expressions.If one of them says he "thought Bob was from California" and I happen to know he is really from Utah, I would sign "FROM UTAH HE" while nodding. Once you have set up a referent, you can refer back to that same point each time you want to talk about that person. Students: [a lot of "no" answers] [Topic: "Personal Pronouns"] Dr. For "YOU ALL" I would point slightly to the left and sweep to slightly to the right, (crossing my sight line). That means "I give (gave) (something) to Bob." If I sign GIVE TO starting the movement from the place off to the right and move it to the left it means Bob gave to Fred. Lii: Can tense be done at end of sentence, or is that confusing? Suppose I'm talking with a friend about a problem that occurred yesterday and I sign: TRY FIND-OUT WHAT-HAPPEN YESTERDAY Dr. If I were handing a paper to a number of individuals, I would use several short ME-GIVE-TO-YOU motions strung together in a left to right sweeping motion. Vicars: Thanks Lii Sandy: Similar question - how do we use punctuation? So far in our lessons we have been using a sweeping motion, (for example we turn the sign "HE" into the word "THEY" by adding a sweeping movement).Think for a moment about how English uses the phrases: "Do you...____? Of course if the people are present then you can simply point to them. If I sign starting from off to the left and bring the sign GIVE TO toward my body what would it mean? Vicars: That sentence talks about a situation that happened before now, but the current conversation is happening now. Vicars: The chop I'm not sure what you're referring to is it ... The diagram in question is in the Basic Sign Communication text, ISBN 0-913072-56-7, Level1, module 4, page 17] Art: Yes, the center at the bottom Dr. You are talking about the three diagrams below the slightly larger one is that right? If I were talking about passing a piece of paper to the class in general I would use a sweeping motion from left to right. Can I answer that next week during the grammar discussion? The suffix "ed" is established by using a "tense marker" like the sign PAST or is understood by context.American Sign Language is tied to the Deaf Community. That "certain way" is what constitutes ASL grammar.American Sign Language has its own grammar system, separate from that of English." (The tone of his voice rising toward the end of the sentence to indicate it is a question.) .. As a general rule, when we use this particular word order, we tend to use topicalization. First of all, topicalization is not the same thing as Topic-Comment. Which of the following sentences uses topicalization? The term "grammar" is typically used to refer to "the proper use of language." More specifically "a grammar" is a set of rules for using a language.

For example you could say: "I STUDENT I" or, "I STUDENT" or even, "STUDENT I." Note: The concept of "I" in these sentences is done by pointing an index finger at your chest and/or touching the tip of the index finger to your chest. First off, indexing: It is when you point your index at a person who is or isn't in the signing area. Vicars: Tense would be established before signing the rest of the sentence.

Which word order you choose depends on your audience's familiarity with the topic and what you are trying to do: explain, remind, confirm, negate, cause to consider.

Normal conversations tend to follow Subject-Verb-Object or Subject-Verb order. Note that the active voice is in Subject-Verb-Object word order: BOY THROW BALL. So, as you can see, the topic can be either a subject or an object. A Topic-Comment sentence structure can use either a Subject-Verb-Object or an Object-Subject-Verb word order.

" (She stresses the word "you" in her sentence and raises her tone at the end of the sentence.) He didn't use the words "I'm not" in his sentence but she did: To his relief she replies, "No, I'm not." To her relief he replies, "No." She used are in Are you married? You can use more or fewer words and rearrange them depending on the context of your sentence and what you want to emphasize. I'm going to say that again: topicalization is a different concept from "TOPIC/COMMENT." Topicalization is the process of using a particular signing order (syntax) and specific facial expressions (plus head positioning) to introduce the object of your sentence and turn it into your topic. New grammar rules come into existence when enough members of the group have spoken (signed) their language a particular way often enough and long enough that it would seem odd to speak the language in some other way.

For example, if instead of signing "BOY THROW BALL" suppose I signed BALL, BOY THROW. At this point in the discussion you might be wondering: "When should I use passive voice instead of active voice? Another way to ask that same question is, "When should you use topicalization? I don't know why it is missing, if it was stolen, or who stole it. In general, ASL sentences follow a "TOPIC" "COMMENT" arrangement.

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