Intermediate Conversational Sign Language by Willard Madsen

By Willard Madsen

This illustrated textual content bargains a different method of utilizing American signal Language (ASL) and English in a bilingual surroundings. all the 25 classes includes signal language dialog utilizing colloqualisms which are familiar in casual conversations. every one lesson comprises identical expressions in English, plus: glossed vocabulary evaluation; translation routines from ASL to English and to ASL; grammatical notes; substitution drills; and urged actions. The textual content additionally contains perform assessments and a glossed alphabetical index.

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WINE SEARCH+ FRENCH EXAGGERATE TIME WHEW , BUT WORTH YOU ? ITS ITALIAN . 10. MONEY SPEND EAT=noun+ , WORRY ME , WHEW ! 12. TRUE ? RUN BUY+ CAN'T ME . YOUR+ , BORROW ME ? BUY BOTTLE WINE 11. ,WEEK S-T-E-A-K we=TWO , 0-K ? GOOD ; MONEY SAVE WHEW ! THEIR , LIKE 9. WEEK= past ME+ TOURNAMENT ; me=WITH=you CALCULATOR 6. ,REDUCE . BUY ME ! Translation Exercises-English to ASL Translate the following sentences from English into ASL equivalents. 1. When you go to the store, do you take a pocket calculator?

You have a new house, right? What's the address? HAVE YOU after NEW+ HOUSE indicates acknowledgment of the fact before asking where the house is. WHERE is the appropriate sign because the question is about location or place. 3. BORN 19>30 ME+ . BORN WHEN YOU ? I was born in 1930; when were you born? ME+ is repeated but YOU is not because it ends a question. 4. SHE= jennifer BORN WHERE A-L-A-B-A-M-A ; ME+ M-1-S-S-1-S-S-1-P-P-1 . Jennifer was born in Alabama; I was born in Mississippi. Name signs in ASL are generally used only when the person named is not present.

How many classes are you taking now? 9. Please write down your address and phone number. 11. What is the sum of 48 and 67? 12. You must practice your numbers and counting. MANY2 1\ ? FORGET ME ! MANY 1 1\ ? 10. The zip code for my hometown is 20801. 0-K ? YOUR+ . SMALL+ ! SUBTRACT 278 I PLEASE+ . "SPELL OUT"= me AGAIN WALLEUN LEAVE MANY2 1\ YOU ? NOW WORTH 7. "SPELL-OUT"= me TELEPHONE 8. SUPPOSE+ THREE . MANY1 1\ ? 5. SIT-DOWN=opposite2 6. NEW+ ALTOGETHER AVERAGE ADD-UP SIX ; SISTER+ YOU ? 58 .

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