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Lesson 20:

Objectives:
___ Discussion topic:  Incorporation of Size and Shape
___ Discussion topic:  Classifier: C
___ Discussion topic:  Classifier: G
___ Discussion topic:  Classifier: R 

___ I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
___ I have taken the Lesson 20 Vocabulary Practice Quiz
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson.  See: PRACTICE QUIZZES

Vocabulary:
BUZZ-CUT
CL:C-[thick]
CURLY-HAIR
CUTE-[sugar]
EYES
FACE-[appearance, looks]
FAT-[obese]
FOOL
HAIR-[types]
LONG-HAIR
LOOK-LIKE
NORMAL-[of-course, natural, ordinary]
PRETTY-[beautiful, handsome, good looking]
REGULAR-[ordinary, righteous]
SHORT-[short-stature, short-duration, short-sleeve]
SHORT-HAIR
SKINNY
STRAIGHT-HAIR
STRONG-[WELL, brave, courageous, recover]
TALL
THICK
THIN
UGLY
WEAK


Practice sheet 20.A
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?)

Practice sheet 20.C
11. YOU EAT A-LOT, REGULAR, WHICH? (Do you eat a lot, or do you eat a normal amount?)
12. YOUR DAD SHORT? (Is your dad short?)
13. YOUR GRANDPA SKINNY? (Is your grandpa skinny?)
14. OLD PEOPLE WEAK? (Are old people weak?)
15. 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], WHICH FAVORITE-[prefer] YOU? (Which do you prefer, thick or thin crust pizza?)
20. MY SHOES, YOU THINK UGLY? (Do you think my shoes are ugly?)


Story:
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!

Discussion:
Incorporation of Size and Shape
Classifier: C
Classifier: G
Classifier: R 


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 sign.

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 chest.

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 together.

HARD: uses a single striking motion onto the back or side of the non-dominant "S" or "bent V" hand.



For a practice quiz, visit: Lesson 20 Practice Quiz
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded quizzes for this lesson.

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