___ 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, COLOR? (What color is your brother's hair?)
10. HAIR, LONG-HAIR, SHORT-HAIR, WHICH YOU THINK PRETTY? (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:
RECENTLY: Uses an "X" handshape, pointing backwards. The handshape extends
and flexes the index finger a couple times.
MILK: uses only one hand. Opens and closes. Doesn't move up and down.
Numbers 1 - 9 do not twist.
MAKE: Uses "S" handshapes
DEAF: Uses an index finger not a "D" handshape. If you use a "D" handshape
it means "Dorm."
SEE-her: can be done with one hand, palm back, moving toward the right.
WHICH uses "A" handshapes.
HAIR: Uses an "open F" handshape that closes into an "F" handshape.
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 separate
HIM/HER: uses only one hand
SEPARATED: Uses "loose C" hands or "Curved hands" that change to "A" hands.
If you use a "D" handshape it means "Divorce."
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
FEEL: is done in the middle or a bit to the dominant side of the chest, (not
on the belly).
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. But note that the initial "10" loses its internal movement and
becomes simply an "A" handshape, pinkie-side down and then uses a single
twist as it changes to a 6, 7, 8, or 9.
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.
HAVE: Uses "bent-b" handshapes that touch the chest.
EQUAL, the palms are each facing in, not down. The tips of the fingers come
HARD: uses a single striking motion onto the back or side of the
non-dominant "S" or "bent V" hand.
PREFER/FAVOR/FAVORITE vs SUPPOSE/"what_if?"
1/2-hour vs HOUR
MORNING vs NIGHT
SISTER vs GIRLFRIEND
PANCAKES vs COOK
BOY vs GIRL vs MAN-(versions)
ABOUT vs WITH
For a practice quiz,
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded
quizzes for this lesson.