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8/23 Signing Lesson Signing Naturally: Lesson 1:1 signs: 7 HELLO ME NAME YOU WHAT WHO UNDERSTAND NO YES NICE-MEET-YOU AGAIN FINGERSPELL SIGN ASL AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
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Do not “mouth” the letters while spelling and do not “punch” or “bounce” your hand while spelling. How do we represent a signed language in English? There is a written form of that language (e.g. French, you’re not using English to represent French). But for example, “House” in Arabic can be represented using English “bayt.” But there is no way to represent ASL in a written form. So when you want to express something in sign to someone, you have to write it in English (an English symbol) to represent a sign. There is not always a one-to-one correlation between words.
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Unformatted text preview: Gloss—the English word to represent a sign. They’re always in all caps. It says this is the “best way” we can express this to you. The best representation of this concept. “NICE-MEET-YOU” is not bad grammar, it’s the gloss. the best representation of what was said. Fingerspelling: representation of the English alphabet on the hands (not precise). It is the “manual” alphabet. Fingerspelling means you are going to spell out the letters of _____. “Handshapes”: the shape the hands are making (part of the phonology). What the shape of the hand. There are many (outside of the “Fingerspelling Manual Alphabet”)...
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