Ways of getting attention:
- !. Flashing lights
- 2. Waving hand
- 3. tapping a surface
- 4. stomping foot on floor
Noun forms of verbs
Some verbs have noun form which differ in movement; their movements are repeated and smaller
Making a negative of some verbs:
Negatives of the following verbs can be made with a twisting movement outward from the body:
Expressing negative feelings or respond to inquiry about feelings.
Express negative feelings as follows:
- NOT SURPRISED I
- NOT HAPPY I
- SURPRISED NOT I
- HAPPY NOT I
Ways of using modals:
Must, Should, Can and Will can be used:
- MUST PASS TEST I
- PASS TEST MUST I
- MUST PASS TEST MUST I
Predicates and classifiers:
- Some predicates have classifiers that show size and shape of an object
- Ex: Cup, plate,
predicate classifiers can show how an object moves
Predicate classifiers can show where objects are located in relation to one another
There are many ways to show an amount of something:
These can be used either before or after the noun.
* You can also use the actual number of the item being discussed.
You can pluralize MINUTE,HOUR,WEEK,MONTH by incorporating numbers.
For the most part only 1-9 can be used this way.
Asking about Deaf family members:
This is perfectly acceptable in the Deaf community. This information can contribute to better understanding of the person.
Asking if hearing members of the family sign:
This is common in the Deaf community. It helps to establish a Deaf's person experience.
Indicating past,present or future tense.
To establish time frame use a tense sign either at the beginning or end of the sentence.
NOW, TODAY,YESTERDAY,BEFORE,RECENTLY,LATER, TOMORROW
Incorporating numbers with personal pronouns:
Up to 5, you can incorporate numbers to indicate how many people.