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How To Learn Sign Language

Come Learn ASL! WH Questions


ASL and English have their own rules, grammar, and order. They’re completely different, so it’s important to keep that in mind. Now, we’re going to take a look at WH Questions. What NMSs are included? Let’s take a look at NMSs, and you might be wondering, “What does that mean?” It means Non-Manual Signals, and that includes: facial expressions, eyebrow and mouth movement, as well as, the head and body tilting movement. That’s all Non-Manual Signals. The furrowed brow, the tilting of the head. Let me give you an example. What is your name? The furrowed brow is not needed throughout the entire question. What is your name? Who’s your mom? When are you going to the store? When are you going to the store? Where are you going camping? Where are you going camping? How many siblings do you have? How many siblings do you have? Why are you learning ASL? You saw the red “X”, because there was no facial expression. Why are you learning ASL? How did you get here? How did you get here? Are you having a boy or a girl? Who’s your father? Bob. What color is your bike? It’s black. When does school start? In August. Where’s your mom? She went shopping. Do you like cookies or bananas? I love cookies! They’re delicious! OK, me too! Are you going to be going to cooking school? Why are you going there? I want to learn how to cook. OK. How are you getting to the store? I’m taking the bus. How many cookies did you eat? Oh, one. Just one! Aw no, two. Um, alright three. Come on. OK, four. I don’t think so. OK, five. I had five cookies. Ah, they were so good! Aw, Cindy!

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