Master ASL Unit 7 Vocabulary Sign Language Continuum Daily routines and activities Noun-Verb Pairs Describing Clothing Spatial Organization Turn Taking Strategies
FOR-EXAMPLE This is the same sign for to-SHOW, as in demonstrate.
SCHEDULE See how the 4 hand draws the lines like a grid like on a calendar?
EVERY-AFTERNOON Notice how the hand shows the suns position as it is going down on the horizon day after day.
EVERY-MORNING Here, the palm faces up to show the sun rising. The sign moves from left to right to represent one morning after another.
EVERY-MONDAY For signs like EVERY-WEDNESDAY the day of the week moves down to show it occurring week after week, just like Wednesdays show up in a vertical line on a calendar.
EVERY WEEKEND For EVERY-WEEKEND this is no short cut. You must use the sign for EVERY and WEEK and END.
to EAT BREAKFAST/BREAKFAST For some, there is an alternate sign: B circles in at the mouth.
to EAT LUNCH/LUNCH For some, there is an alternate sign: L circles in at the mouth.
to EAT DINNER/ SUPPER/DINNER/SUPPER For some there is an alternate sign: D circles in at the mouth.
to GET-UP See the legs as they jump out of bed?
to OVERSLEEP/to SLEEP-IN-LATE This sign represents the sun going down for the night, rotating around the earth and coming back up again.
AROUND/APPROXIMATELY/ABOUT Use this sign to show approximation of time, etc..
BETWEEN Use this sign to show approximation of time, etc..
to CHANGE-CLOTHES The sign for physical change is different. This actually means to swap, or trade. Your clothes down physically change, you just switch them out.
to GET-IN-BED See the U shape that represents the legs jumping into bed?
to SET-AN-ALARM/CLOCK This sign means SET-UP or ESTABLISH. It is also used for making an APPOINTMENT.