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Lesson 14:

Objectives:
___ Discussion topic:  Regularity
___ Discussion topic:  Duration

___ I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
___ I have taken the Lesson 14 Quiz
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson.  See: PRACTICE QUIZZES
___ I am done with Lesson 14

Vocabulary:
AUTUMN
COLD
COOL
ENJOY
FREEZE
GO-TO-BED
HOT
MOON
RAIN
SICK
SNOW
SPRING-[grow, PLANT, bush]
SUMMER
SUN
SUNRISE-[Also see: SLEEP-in]
USE
VACATION-[off work, holiday]
WAKE-UP
WARM
WEATHER-[wind, breeze]
WINTER


Practice sheet 14.A
01. SUMMER [bodyshift]-OR WINTER, YOU LIKE BETTER WHICH? (Which do you like better, summer or winter?)
02. COLD WEATHER, YOU LIKE? (Do you like cold weather?)
03. AUTUMN, WIND-[light], COOL, YOU LIKE CL:1-"go for a stroll"? (Do you like going for a stroll in a cool autumn breeze?)
04. SUMMER VACATION, YOU WAKE UP what-TIME? (What time do you wake up during summer vacation?)
05. WINTER HERE SNOW? (Does it snow here in the winter?)

Practice Sheet 14.B
06. YOU THINK TONIGHT FREEZE? (Do you think it will freeze tonight?)
07. SUPPOSE RAIN, CL:1-"GO OUT" PLAY, WILL SICK YOU? (If you play in the rain, will you get sick?)
08. MAKE SNOW+MAN, YOU LIKE? (Do you like building snowmen?)
09. WORK YOU? SICK DAY VACATION YOU CAN HOW-MANY? (Do you work? How many days of sick-leave do you get?)
10. WARM COOKIE AND MILK, YOU LIKE? (Do you like warm cookies and milk?)

Practice sheet 14.C
11. SLEEP-IN, YOU LIKE? (Do you like to sleep in?)
12. YESTERDAY YOU WAKE-UP, what-TIME? (What time did you wake up yesterday?)
13. HOT WEATHER, YOU LIKE? (Do you like hot weather?)
14. SUMMER VACATION, YOU GO-TO-BED what-TIME? (What time do you go to bed during summer vacation?)
15. SUPPOSE SICK, YOU THINK GO-TO-BED HELP? (Do you think bed rest will help when you are sick?)

Practice Sheet 14.D
16. YOU USE DEODORANT YOU? (Do you use deodorant?)
17. YOUR FAVORITE TIME YEAR WHAT? (What is your favorite time of year?)
18. FEEL SICK YOU? (Do you feel sick?)
19. YOUR REFRIGERATOR FULL? (Is your refrigerator full?)
20. COLD PIZZA, YOU LIKE? (Do you like cold pizza?)


Story 14.a
I FROM UTAH. THERE SUMMER HOT. FALL COOL. WINTER COLD. SPRING WARM. (position slightly left)-DIFFERENT-, (position middle)-DIFFERENT, (position slightly right)-DIFFERENT. SUMMER VACATION I GO-TO-BED MIDNIGHT SLEEP-SUNRISE. WAKE-UP TIME-9:00. WINTER I WANT SLEEP-SUNRISE, BUT CAN'T, MUST SCHOOL. 

Story 14.b
I LIKE HOT WEATHER. I DON'T-LIKE COLD. DON'T LIKE SNOW. RAIN FINE. MY FAVORITE TIME YEAR SUMMER. NIGHT MOON, I LIKE LOOK-AT-(for a long time). I ENJOY WALK WIND. SIT SUN WARM.


Notes:

TONIGHT: The sign for "tonight" combines the sign "NOW" and the sign "NIGHT."

Regularity:
Consider the ASL sign "GO." It uses a single thrusting movement. If you repeat the sign it becomes the sign we call "ATTEND." The sign ATTEND is used to communicate concepts like: "go on a regular basis" or "attending." By altering the movement of the sign GO (by repeating the sign) you change the meaning of the sign to indicate that the action is done on a regular basis. Thus we are "inflecting" (changing) the verb to include additional meaning.  "Regularity" refers to inflection of a verb wherein you modify the production of the verb to show that the action occurs on a regular basis.

Duration:
Verb Inflection: "Duration" refers to inflection of a verb wherein you modify the production of the verb to show that the action occurs over a period of time
For example suppose you wanted to indicate that someone looked at a painting for a long time. Instead of using three signs "LOOK LONG TIME" you would simple modify the movement of the sign LOOK-AT to trace a circle in the air moving forward, down, back, up, and repeats a second time. By altering the movement of the sign "LOOK-AT" (using a circle instead of a small forward motion) you change the meaning of the sign to indicate the the extended duration of time in which the person looked at the picture.

Habituality:
"Habituality" refers to inflection of a verb wherein you modify the production of a time sign to indicate an ongoing schedule.
For example suppose you wanted to state that something happens every Monday? Instead of using two separate signs for "every" and "Monday" you'd simply hold an "M" hand up in the air and drag it straight down about a third of a meter. By altering the movement of the sign (using a downward drag instead of a small circular motion) you change the meaning of the sign to show "habituality."
 


For a practice quiz, visit:  Lesson 14 Practice Quiz
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded quizzes for this lesson.

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