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Barron’s ASL The E-Z Way Vocabulary: Chapter 11


In this video, I want to review the vocabulary
taught in Chapter 11: Classifiers and the World Games for the Deaf. RED, RED, PEN or
PEN, CL:1 like a pen sitting on a shelf, this being the shelf, this being the pen. STEAK
or MEAT. CL-LL: large. PEOPLE, MOVIE, CL-55: GO-TO, MILK, GLASS/CUP, this is the classifier
for a car, a 3 for motor vehicle, two cars, one following the other. You also have a car
going up a hill, or a boat weaving back and forth, CL-33: two motor vehicles, one car
following another, two trucks driving toward each other, etc. CL-1: a person or an animal
standing upright, a person facing you and then turning away, a person falling down or
. . . , CL-11: two people or 2 animals can be done separately, if they’re interacting
separately, or CL-2: two people or animals. You can have one person turning away from
another, you can have two people moving forward together. CL-44: many people in a line. You
could have a stream of people moving past (from right to left), you could have a long
winding line. You can have CL-55: large quantity of things moving in a specific direction (right
to left). You can have a horde of people coming together. You can have a horde of animals
moving backward. You can have a CL-V: person standing or walking. You can have a platform
and have a person falling off a platform. You can have a person walking up a spiral
staircase. You can also have a CL-bent V: chair, person or animal seated, so you can
have a tree, so you sign TREE and put a person sitting next to a tree. You can have a platform
and have a person sitting on a platform, right here. You also have CL-1/: cylindrical objects
(like a pen, straw, log, or fallen telephone pole), so you can have a pen on table, you
could have a straw in cup. CL-B: flat objects so like a So like a LEAF falling off a tree.
You could have a person lying on bed, you could have a CL-F: small, flat, round objects,
like a small badge, a button on a shirt, CL-LL: large, flat, round, a child-size Frisbee,
or a regular adult-size Frisbee. You could have a CL-C: small container-like object.
You could have a glass falling off a shelf. You could have a bottle that you’re raising
overhead. You could have CL-CC: which is a larger size container-like objects. You could
have pouring from a large bowl, you could have a pumpkin growing larger. You could have
CL-BB: flat surfaces. You could have a wavy floor (thumbs facing in). You could have a
long table (thumbs touching in middle and moving out to the sides). CL-G: a small amount,
so you have a small amount of water in a cup. Or you could be comparing two piles of paper.
CL-L: you could have a medium amount, such as the height of grass or the height of a
stack of paper on a shelf (flat hand and CL-L). CL-BB/: large amount, like the increasing
height of a stack of books or how high something has grown. You can also have CL-A: stationary
objects, like the sign SET-UP. You could have two houses side-by-side (2 thumbs up). You
could have two lamps on either end of the room. CL-4>: shows the flow of liquid. So
you could have a bleeding nose, you could have the tap running (non-dom hand points
forward and water comes down from there). CL-44/:flow of objects like a long line of
objects moving along. Or maybe logs moving down a river (from out and up to down and
in). You could also have many houses, that shows pluralization, or many coins, you can
repeat it. Many chairs in a half circle, I would probably sign this way or going around
this way. I would sign it slightly different from the book that way or this way or this
way. CAME UP TO ME (facing away and then turn around and come up to face). HE MOVE AWAY
(facing away and going forward). So HE TURN AWAY (facing me close and turn away). WALK
PAST ME or WALK PAST ME. CALL OUT (like Timber story). HIM which you’re indexing. MAN. ME
LOOK AT HIM or if there’s someone there I can do it with two hands, ME LOOK AT HIM.
I’m going to show you the sign MISTAKE/ERROR it has a twist to it, MISTAKE or ERROR verses
the sign that the book has which is commonly signed for WRONG. So MISTAKE or ERROR or MISTAKE
or ERROR or WRONG. The book has a different version of SAY. I’ll teach you this one, WHAT’D-YOU-SAY?.
WATCH GO PAST. ME GO TO HIM (from neutral forward to side). Or YOU GO TO HIM (1 handshape
from side to side). or WE GO TO HIM. ASK. ASK-HIM (to side). DON’T-WANT kind of like
with the claw and it stays open, WANT, or DON’T-WANT like you’re pushing it away, DON’T-WANT.
I’ll teach you a different version of WHY-NOT from the book, WHY-NOT, WHY-NOT. ALL, ALL.
CAN’T. ATHLETE, ATHLETE. COMPETE or COMPETITION. EXCEPT. FLY TO (across). ME FLY TO (side to
side). YOU FLY TO (starting more forward). This is the sign FOR-FOR/WHAT FOR/can be used
for WHY. WHAT-FOR, FOR-FOR, WHY. GAMES. HOST. And then there’s a couple versions of INTERESTING
with like an 8 finger, INTERESTING or INTERESTING or INTERESTING. JAPAN, JAPAN. SIMILAR/SAME
or ALSO. OLYMPICS. WORLD. ARRIVE THERE. COUNTRY (Y or flat). CL-55: FLOCK TO. MOST. NEVER
starts on your non-dominant side. PEOPLE with Ps going forward, PEOPLE. SHOULD. SWIMMING.
VARIOUS. CANADA, you actually grab hold of your shirt and pull it out, CANADA. DIFFERENT
as well as the sign DIFFERENT+ (similar in meaning to various or saying there are many
different from each other). FROM. HOW MANY/HOW MUCH. INVOLVED. The sign they’re showing for
EACH OTHER (what they’re signing) SOCIALIZE/HANG OUT/MINGLE (different version). For UNITED
STATES/AMERICA (both) or
UNITED STATES. Then you have UNIVERSE/UNIVERSAL and the sign USE.

One Reply to “Barron’s ASL The E-Z Way Vocabulary: Chapter 11”

  • Thank you Courtney. I am unable to take ASL college classes this fall due to work schedule, so I appreciate your videos, the devotionals, the Talking with Hands book helps, and of course, your courses.

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