Hello soon to be loyal blog-reader! Although ONU’s ASL club hasn’t had a blog until recently, we have been busy learning vocabulary, culture and a bit of signer’s perspective for almost two academic years! The following is a long list of what we’ve come to learn since the club began in 2009/2010. More fine-tuning and formatting will come in the following weeks– so be on the lookout!

Week 1

  • Alphabet
  • Numbers 1-10

Week 2

  • Numbers 1-21
  • “Wh- Questions”
    • why
    • who
    • what
    • where
    • when
    • why
    • which
    • how
    • how are you
    • what’s up
    • what are you doing/what are you going to do/what’s going on

Week 3

  • Colors
    • blue
    • yellow
    • green
    • purple
    • red
    • pink
    • orange
    • white
    • black
    • gray
    • brown
    • tan
    • silver
    • gold
  • Relation names:
    • girl
    • boy
    • mom
    • dad
    • grandma
    • grandpa
    • sister
    • brother
    • cousin (girl and boy and neutral)
    • aunt
    • uncle
    • niece
    • nephew
    • daughter
    • son
    • baby
    • wife
    • husband
    • friend
    • family

Week 4

  • Responses to “How are you?”:
    • Fine
    • good
    • bad
    • ok
    • so-so
    • sick
    • gross
    • happy
    • sad
    • angry
  • Pleasantries:
    • Thank you
    • You’re welcome
    • please
    • sorry
    • yes
    • no
    • not
    • never
    • none/nothing
  • Time
    • Now/today
    • tomorrow
    • yesterday
    • everyday/daily
    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
    • week
    • weekend
    • last week
    • next week
    • month
    • monthly
    • year
    • every year
    • future
    • past
    • close/near
    • timeline

Week 5

  • More Time Signs:
    • morning
    • noon
    • afternoon
    • night
    • midnight
    • all day
    • all night
    • day
    • hour
    • minute/second
  • Halloween Signs:
    • Halloween
    • mask
    • ghost
    • monster
    • pumpkin
    • jack-o-lantern
    • candles
    • leaf/leaves
    • vampire
    • witch
    • costume
    • trick-or-treat
    • harvest
    • broom
    • rake
    • haunt
    • spider
    • bat
    • scarecrow
    • scare
    • fool
    • caramel
    • candy

Week 6

  • Seasons:
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Dining
    • Food/eat
    • breakfast
    • lunch
    • dinner
    • hungry
    • thirsty
    • cook
    • water
    • milk
    • coffee
    • tea
    • pop
    • coke
    • pepsi
    • drink
    • alcoholic drink
    • hamburger
    • hotdog
    • beef/meat
    • chicken
    • turkey
    • bread
    • strawberry
    • cherry
    • apple
    • banana
    • pineapple
    • pumpkin
    • cheese
    • salad
    • corn
    • onion
    • potato
    • soup
    • toast
    • eggs
    • bacon
    • pancake
    • syrup
    • chocolate
    • peanut butter
    • nut
    • butter
    • jelly
    • jello
    • pie
    • cookie
    • candy
    • pizza
    • french-fries
    • sandwich

Week 7

  •  Nationalities:
    • English/England
    • French/France
    • German/Germany
    • Spanish/Spain
    • Irish/Ireland
    • Scottish/Scotland
    • Swiss/Switzerland
    • Italian/Italy
    • Mexico
    • Russia
    • Africa
    • Canada
  • Places in the home:
    • Room
    • restroom/bathroom
    • kitchen
    • bedroom
    • living room
    • garage
    • up/down- stairs
    • dining room
    • hallway
    • house
    • home
    • attic
    • work
    • office
  • Ways to spend time:
    • Sleep
    • wake up
    • homework
    • school
    • store
    • church
  • Driving
    • Car
    • road
    • accident
    • traffic

Week 8

  • Review of Colors and People

Week 9

  • December Celebrations:
    • Christmas
    • Merry Christmas
    • Happy New Year
    • Hanukkah

Week 10

  • Good to know:
    • want
    • need
    • should
    • must
    • like
    • don’t like
    • love
    • hate
    • think
    • have
    • leave
    • go/go-out
    • join
    • enter
    • walk
    • run
    • jump
    • dance
    • stand
    • sit
    • building
    • stressed

Week 11

  • Telling time
  • Numbers up to 100,
  • Animals:
    • cat
    • dog
    • fish
    • squirrel
    • bird
    • snake
    • bear
    • duck
    • cow
    • pig
    • chicken
    • horse
    • mouse
    • bug
    • spider
    • butterfly

Week 12

  • Descriptions:
    • many
    • much
    • more
    • very
    • big
    • small
    • skinny
    • moderate
    • fat
    • pregnant
    • hair
      • long
      • short
      • curly
      • straight
    • bald
    • face
    • beautiful
    • ugly
    • beard
    • stubble
    • moustache
    • tall
    • short
    • blonde
  • Clothing
    • clothes
    • earrings
    • shirt
    • skirt/dress
    •  pants
    • shoes
    • boots
    • socks

Week 13

  • Relation
    • You
    • your
    • class
    • step-relatives (brother, sister, mom, dad)
      • brother
      • sister
      • mom
      • dad
    • half-relatives (same)
    • neighbor
  • Environment
    • Tree
    • flower
    • grass
    • beach
    • sand
    • fence
  • Good to know:
    • Try
    • Right
    • true/really
    • camera
    • keys
    • medicine

Week 14

  • At Home:
    • Blinds
    • couch
    • bed
    • window
    • chair (regular)
    • chair (recliner)
    • table
    • tv
    • door
    • front door
    • toilet
    • fireplace
    • stove
    • oven
    • counter
    • shower
    • bathtub
    • curtains
    • lamp
    • sink
    • fridge
    • freezer
    • ceiling fan
    • microwave
    • mirror
    • closet
    • dresser
    • desk
    • fence
    • stairs
    • swimming pool
    • roof
    • yard
    • attic
    • porch
    • air conditioning
    •  furniture
    • coffee table
    • rocking chair
    • piano
    • rug
    • shelf
    • bookshelf
    • dishwasher
    • phone
    • comforter
    • pillow
    • blanket
    • towel
    • clock
    • tissue
    • art
    • picture
    • picture frame
    • library
    • kitchen
    • garage
    • bedroom
    • bathroom
    • washroom
    • dining room
    • family room
    • Living room
  • Building materials:
    • wood
    • brick
    • stone
    • stucco
    • glass
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