SLEEP-[Variation: sleepy, related concept: "over-sleep," related
line of work)
card, variation: "bank"-check)
Response vocabulary: “WAVE NO”
Conversation negotiation vocabulary: IT IS YOUR TURN.
Practice sheet 32.A
01. YOU DREAM ABOUT WHAT?
02. TOPIC YOU INTERESTED WHAT?
03. YOU FALL-IN-LOVE EASY YOU?
04. YOU GO DENTIST PULL-TOOTH BEFORE YOU?
05. DURING YOU STUDY, PERSON INTERRUPT YOU MOST WHO?
Practice sheet 32.B
06. WEEK WEEK EMAIL YOU SEND HOW-MANY? (How many emails do you send
07. CAR YOU PUSH BEFORE YOU?
08. YOU TAKE-UP ASL CLASS, what-REASON?
09. ASL TEACHER TELL STUDENT SHUT-UP, WHY?
10. PAST NIGHT YOU SLEEP
Practice sheet 32.C
11. COMPUTER, YOU SHUT-OFF WHEN?
12. YOU UPSET EASY?
13. MOVIE YOU WON'T WATCH WHAT-KIND?
14. PAST-[former] BOY-FRIEND / GIRL-FRIEND PICTURE, YOU THROW-AWAY YOU?
15. FUNNY-[comic] BOOK, YOU LIKE TRADE?
Practice sheet 32.D
16. YOU THINK TEACHER EAT
17. EAT FINISH, YOU LIKE SHORT-[duration] SLEEP?
18. RESTAURANT YOU THINK SERVICE LOUSY, what-NAME?
19. FOR DATE, YOU LIKE DO-what?
20. THIS CLASS, STUDENT WON’T EAT MEAT WHO?
You can add the PERSON-(agent) sign to "SERVICE"
to mean "waiter."
EVERY-AFTERNOON: The sign "every-AFTERNOON"
is similar to the sign "afternoon" except that the dominant hand
makes a horizontal (sideways) sweep."
GO-WITH / accompany: Use the sign WITH, but move it forward at an
angle to your right (or left) toward your "destination."
SELF-[think-self, myself, yourself, himself, themselves]. The sign
"self" can be modified to indicate various pronouns or to tell
someone to "Think for yourself." ("It is up to you.") See the
"ACCOMPANY" entry on the "WITH
advanced discussion" page.
tends to use an “S” handshape.
WHICH tends to use an “A” handshape or a modified "A" handshape
wherein the thumbs stick out.
EASY is generally done with a double movement.
is done with a single movement.
THAN: The sign
THAN is done with both hands palm down.
TAKE: The version of "take" labeled as "TAKE-up"
(or "ADOPT") is used for “taking a class, adopt, or evaporate.”
TAKE-from is used to mean acquire from some other person or
Association of the Deaf
TITLES or titles of address: When
signing in the Deaf community we rarely use the "title" "Dr." as in "Dr.
Vicars." We tend to just use the person's name
sign and are much less concerned with "titles." Also, we
only use the DOCTOR sign when
referring to "medical doctors." On those limited occasions when we do
refer to people who hold "doctor of philosophy" or "doctor of education"
degrees (such as introducing them at a conference) we fingerspell "D-R."
In college environments, when sending email to instructors who hold
doctorate degrees students should indeed type "Dr." But in everyday
conversations in the hallway, meetings, or classes it is generally
standard to just use the person's name sign (without adding the title
"Dr."). During formal meetings in academic settings involving
mixed cultural groups (Deaf and Hearing or instructors and students) you
may notice that when professional interpreters see a name sign they tend
to voice the title "Dr." along with the last name of the person being
referenced. That is because such interpreters are skilled at jockeying
between cultures. It is their job to recognize and bridge the
cultural differences. If the meeting is a small faculty meeting
with no students involved then the interpreter is much more likely to
voice just the first name of the person being referenced with a name
sign. Again, that is because the interpreter is aware of the setting and
interprets in a culturally appropriate manner.