Learn American Sign Language Grammar: Past, Present, & Future Tense
August 22, 2019
Do you want to learn American sign
language, grammar and how do you tend to, it’s like past president feature.
Well, in this video I not only teach
you the rules for the tenses, but I also show you several examples
on how to use them such as I ran and I jumped,
coming right up [inaudible]. Hey Rochelle here helping you to build, strengthen and explode your ASL skills
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with a little bit of extra practice in there for you or three
tenses. Past, present, and future. We’ll start with the basic rules for all
of the tenses and then we’ll break it down with some examples. Now there are two ways you can
add tents to your sentences. The first way is to put the tents or the
time sign at the beginning of sentence. You’ve seen the sentence structure,
time plus topic plus comment. Then that is the time, those tents words right there at the
beginning and in a little bit we’ll talk about some specific words you could use
in that time slot or the second way to do it is to put the tent sign
immediately in front of the word. It affects start with past tense. Now you can add words like this at
the beginning of a sentence yesterday, last week, last year, last
month, two weeks ago. Recently. Yeah.
Those are just some examples. There are other signs you can
use or two sentence examples. Yesterday store, I go yesterday,
so at the beginning of the sentence sent myself Texas,
move Indiana. The other methods add the tents were
right in front of the other word. Now for past tense,
you would do finish just the one hand, one time finish,
finish, not finish but finish.
How would you sign ran? You would do finish, run, finish, run and if you want us, I jumped, finish, jump. You don’t always use the
finish plus the sign method. There are other ways you can say ran
and jumped without adding finish. For example, you go yesterday. I run, that would be the English
equivalent to Iran yesterday. Another way you could say jumped his past, I jump passes at the beginning
is not connected to jump, but now it says I jumped. You can use the finish plus sign method. It’s fantastic if you forget to add the
tens at the beginning of your thought, your message. And it’s also great for if you really
want to emphasize it from multitude of reasons, um, you really want them to
make sure that they don’t miss it. Maybe it’s a longer message and um, there’s a lot of things going on but it’s
important that they know that happened in the past. It’s not happening in the
future and it didn’t happen right now. Um, so you want to emphasize the past
as well and keep repeating it. You can add it in like that big goal.
You can use the finish method. I’m not saying don’t use it and
only use it for those instances, but it’s best to add its best. But it is best to add the tents that the
beginning of your sentence and not rely too heavily on the finish.
Plus sign method. Alice,
talk about present tense. Here are some signs you can use at
the beginning of your sentences today. Now I know you guys know that there are
two ways to sign today. Today is now. Now you’re bouncing the now.
No, now it’s twice or you can go now day.
Now Dee, this is one I use the Bose and the salon. I see the most prevalent with Asl signs
you’re going to see today with more, um, see signers and pigeons, signers. But that’s a whole nother video today.
Immediate, immediate, uh, now, now is once
instead of twice. Like today, now, uh, now year, this year, now, month now. Weak now would represent this now weekend. So those are just some of
the words that you would, you could use at the
beginning of the sentence. Now I’m sure you could guess which word
that you would put in front of the sign that you really want them to know
that it’s happening now would be now, here are some sentence examples today. Dance practice. She have hurry,
we go now need, I was just an example sentence. There are probably a lot better ways
to say that that thought, but um, just for an example of the sea now need,
we need to go now to tip for you. If you want to show immediacy
like you wouldn’t sign right now, right? Would you sign right
now? Would you sign this right? Or would you send this right? This is correct and this is
right as in go to the right turn, right? So you wouldn’t use either
of those. It wouldn’t be correct. You wouldn’t go right now.
Okay. So remember it’s super important that
you’re signing the meaning and not the word. Don’t get so stuck on
wanting to sign that English word. You really want to make sure
that you’re signing the message. That’s what you want. So if you
want to show, if you’re saying, but I want to say something like
right now you could say immediately, but the best way to show it is
with your facial expressions, your eyebrows or face or mouth, your
body language and the way you sign it. For instance, if I wanted to tell
my son, get to his room right now, I would say he knows mommy’s business. If I’m signing that he’s going
to get go took us into his room. So it’s super important and I do
talk about this in ASL foundations. It’s super important that you are adding
grammar or an meaning to you’re signing with your facial expressions,
your non-manual markers. Now remember that I have the ASL
grammar tenses cheat sheet for you, which is a great resource for you to use
when you’re trying to figure this kind of stuff out and you can grab that
down in the description box below. Tip for you to know or remember
when you are wanting to say, if you have this thought in English
and you want to make it ASL, signing the meaning of that
thought and not word for word. You’re not signing the exact words.
You’re signing the exact meaning. That super important. Don’t get
stuck on that word and I’m up. Okay, I’m going too far.
That’s an ASL foundations. I go at length into this and some
ideas of how you can do that. It’s just not a rant or event. Future tense are some words
you can sign next year, next month, next week, two weeks from now. Tomorrow we’ll future or someday
you are two examples and fences. Next year, high school. I graduate I tomorrow zoo. We’ll go.
I so in that sentence, we’ve combined methods
tomorrow and we also added the, we’ll go for extra emphasis,
an extra clarity, which were all about with sign language.
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