We discussed, again, the importance of topicalization [non-hand elements of signs]. For example, the difference between “who”, “salad” and “here” relies on differences in topicalization.

We separated into 3 group levels this meeting.

Level one:

  • ABC-s
  • 123-s
  • “W-” questions
    • Who
    • What
    • Where
    • When
    • Why
    • How
    • How are you?
    • How many (what number)
    • Which
    • What’s up?
    • What are you doing, what’s going on, what are you going to do?
Level Two: 
  • Responses to “How are you?”
    • Fine
    • Good
    • Bad
    • OK
    • So-so
    • Gross
    • Sick
    • Happy
    • Sad
  • Responses to “Yes/No” questions
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not
    • None
    • Never
  • Time signs
    • Time
    • Today
    • Yesterday
    • Tomorrow
    • Daily
    • Week
    • Weekly
    • Weekend
    • Month
    • Monthly
    • Year
    • Yearly
    • Monday-Sunday
Level 3: 
  • Basic ASL Sentence Structure: Time –> Subject –> Verb –> Negation (if any) –> Question (if any).
  • Furniture words review
  • Verbs
    • remember
    • forget/forgot
    • learn
    • study
    • teach
    • think
    • imagine
    • help [directional]
    • give
    • love
    • hate
    • like
    • don’t like
    • want
    • go out
    • run
    • walk
    • play
    • cook
    • clean
    • work
    • finish/done
    • arrive
    • try
    • focus
    • hear(ing)
    • drive
  • Nouns
    • noise
    • earthquake
    • traffic
    • garage
    • car crash
    • car
    • truck
  • Adjectives
    • hot
  • Cascades (one sign that leads to another related sign)
    • live
    • address
    • “You live where?”
      • memories
      • suppress
      • show
    • Pizza
    • Pepsi
      • dry
      • ugly
      • summer
      • black
    • write
    • paint
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