Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners by Lou Fant, Barbara Bernstein Fant

By Lou Fant, Barbara Bernstein Fant

Excellent words for American signal Language presents one hundred fifty crucial words for hearing-impaired clients of ASL and those that engage with them. ASL specialist Barbara Bernstein Fant--carrying at the paintings of her past due husband Lou--and illustrator Betty Miller make it effortless that you can decide up key symptoms for daily conversation with no need to have past wisdom of signing. this convenient reference is ideal for very easily and with a bit of luck speaking with household, coworkers, sufferers, or an individual who makes use of ASL.

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This quality of movement is called verb directionality The nondirectional verbs (like the one above) do not express either subject or direct object; therefore, these two things (subject and direct object nouns and pronouns) must be supplied. 22 Greetings, Introductions, and Common Expressions I love you. I LOVE YOU This is also a nondirectional verb. 23 Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners I see him/her/it. I SEE In regard to verb directionality, as seen in this example one-directional verb signs express direct object but not subject; that is, one-directional verbs move toward the direct object; thus, a noun or pronoun is not required.

Movement in verb signs may express who is performing an action (the subject) and to whom the action is directed (the direct object). This quality of movement is called verb directionality The nondirectional verbs (like the one above) do not express either subject or direct object; therefore, these two things (subject and direct object nouns and pronouns) must be supplied. 22 Greetings, Introductions, and Common Expressions I love you. I LOVE YOU This is also a nondirectional verb. 23 Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners I see him/her/it.

Did you eat? Are you finished eating? EAT FINISH 35 Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners I haven’t eaten yet. EAT LATE I 36 Getting Better Acquainted Are you hungry? HUNGER YOU 37 Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners Let’s you and I go to a restaurant. YOU AND I GO TO RESTAURANT 38 Getting Better Acquainted What are you going to order? ORDER WHAT SHRUG 39 Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners I will order breakfast. EAT ORDER 40 MORNING WILL I Getting Better Acquainted Lunch/dinner EAT EAT NOON NIGHT 41 Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners She can’t go.

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