___ Discussion topic: Incorporation of Size and Shape
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I am able to recognize and
sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the
Vocabulary Practice Quiz
___ I have taken the general
practice quiz for this lesson. See:
NORMAL-[of-course, natural, ordinary]
PRETTY-[beautiful, handsome, good looking]
SHORT-[short-stature, short-duration, short-sleeve]
STRONG-[WELL, brave, courageous, recover]
01. BUZZ-CUT BEFORE
YOU? (Have you ever had a buzz-cut hair-style?)
02. YOUR ASL BOOK CL:C-[thick]? (Is your ASL book thick?)
03. NAME SOMEONE CURLY-HAIR (Name someone who has curly hair.)
04. YOU THINK CUTE,
WHO? (Who do you think is cute?)
05. YOUR MOM EYES BROWN? (Does your mom have brown eyes?)
Practice sheet 20.B
06. YOU LOOK-LIKE YOUR DAD? (Do you look like your dad?)
07. YOUR SISTER FAT? (Is your sister fat?)
08. YOU LIKE FOOL PEOPLE? (Do you like to fool people?)
09. YOUR BROTHER HAIR,
what-COLOR? (What color is your brother's hair?)
10. HAIR, LONG-HAIR, SHORT-HAIR, YOU THINK PRETTY
WHICH? (Which do you
think is prettier, long hair or short hair?)
11. YOU EAT A-LOT, REGULAR, WHICH? (Do you eat a lot, or do you eat a
12. YOUR DAD SHORT? (Is your dad short?)
13. YOUR GRANDPA SKINNY? (Is your grandpa skinny?)
14. OLD PEOPLE WEAK? (Are old people weak?)
GIRL THIS CLASS STRAIGHT-HAIR, HOW-MANY? (How many girls in this class
have straight hair?)
Practice sheet 20.D
16. MOST FARMER STRONG? (Are most farmers strong?)
17. YOU HOW-TALL (How tall are you?)
18. YOUR DAD EYES BLUE? (Does your dad have blue eyes?)
19. PIZZA THIN-[crust], THICK-[crust],
YOU FAVOR-[prefer] WHICH?
(Which do you prefer, thick or thin crust pizza?)
20. MY SHOES, YOU
THINK UGLY? (Do you think my shoes are ugly?)
PAST I YOUNG, MY HAIR CURLY,
BROWN. MY BODY THIN. MYSELF HANDSOME TRUE. NOW? DIFFERENT. NOW OLDER
ME. HAIR ME WHAT? BUZZ-CUT! WHY? HAIR FALLING OUT! NOT-TRUE FAT I,
BUT IT PIZZA-STORE KNOW MY FIRST NAME!
Incorporation of Size and Shape
A few pointers
regarding certain signs:
1/2-hour vs HOUR
ABOUT vs WITH
ALWAYS: This sign sometimes is done by drawing a circle in the air
and then moving the hand forward in a "Y" handshape. The "Y"
handshape is not necessary. It isn't wrong, but it isn't "needed"
either. You can do the sign for always by just circling and index
finger (pointing up) in the air.
BATHROOM: Uses a "T" handshape that twists or shakes. Note this sign
doesn't need a separate sign for "room." It is understood without a
BOY vs GIRL vs MAN-(versions)
CITY-[community/town] has a couple of versions. Some people twist
the movement. Others just show a “roof, shift, roof.”
DEAF: Uses an index finger not a "D" handshape. If you use a "D"
handshape it means "Dorm."
EQUAL, the palms are each facing in, not down. The tips of the
fingers come together.
FEEL: is done in the middle or a bit to the dominant side of the
chest, (not on the belly).
HAIR: Uses an "open F" handshape that closes into an "F" handshape.
HARD: uses a single striking motion onto the back or side of the
non-dominant "S" or "bent V" hand.
HAVE: Uses "bent-b" handshapes that touch the chest.
HIM/HER: uses only one hand
MAKE: Uses "S" handshapes
MILK: uses only one hand. Opens and closes. Doesn't move up and
MORNING vs NIGHT
Numbers 1 - 9 do not twist.
NUMBERS: When signing the numbers 16 - 19 some people use the "ten+six,
ten+seven, ten+eight, and ten+nine" versions. This is okay. It is
simply one more variation. It shows up to indicate “years” (for
example: 1984). Note that when part of the numbers from 16 to 19 the
"10-prefix" loses its internal movement and becomes simply an
"palm-back-A" handshape, pinkie-side down and then uses a single
twist as it changes to a 6, 7, 8, or 9 as part of that version of 16
PANCAKES vs COOK
PREFER/FAVOR/FAVORITE vs SUPPOSE/"what_if?" vs IDEA
RECENTLY: Uses an "X" handshape, pointing backwards. The handshape
extends and flexes the index finger a couple times.
SEE-her: can be done with one hand, palm back, moving toward the
SEPARATED: Uses "loose C" hands or "Curved hands" that change to "A"
hands. If you use a "D" handshape it means "Divorce."
SISTER vs GIRLFRIEND
SOMETIMES can vary the distance of the oval movement. A larger oval
equals less often. A very large movement can mean “rarely.”
TELL: Uses an index finger that starts palm back with the pad
touching the chin and then the hand is moved so that the tip of the
index finger moves forward and down in an arc.
TELL-me: starts with and Index finger held about four inches in
front of the chin and then moves in and grazes the chin with the tip
of the index finger. The tip of the finger continues moving until it
makes contact with the chest.
WHICH uses "A" handshapes.
For a practice quiz,
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded
quizzes for this lesson.