Category: Vocabulary


Since we covered so many signs last week, we spent a majority of the time reviewing time signs, colors, and Wh- questions.  Then we went into a little more detail on numbers, since they are related to telling time and such.

For ordinal numbers [1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.], you make the sign of the number with palm out, and then rotate your wrist toward you [if you’re right-handed, this will be counter-clockwise].  Do this for numbers 1-9.  Once you reach 10, sign the number, then finger spell “th”.

To make something possessive, use the same motion as for 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc, with the letter S at the end of the person’s name.

To talk in the “hundreds,” make the sign of the number, then pull your hand back and kind of make a claw with your fingers. [It’s hard to describe, but easy once you see it….] Or you can simply make the number and follow it with the letter C.  If the number is 357, do 3 hundred, and then 5 and 7 separately.
For fractions, just sign one number, move your hand down and sign the other, with your palm facing inward.
Here’s the vocab:

  • Numbers 21-999
  • Ordinal numbers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc
  • Fractions
  • Possessives
  • Breakfast [morning food]
  • Lunch [noon food]
  • Dinner [afternoon/night food]
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Hey everyone! This week we covered time signs and colors.  Remember when you’re telling time, you shake the hour number up from your wrist, then give the minutes number.
Here’s the vocab:

  • Yes
  • no
  • always
  • lonely
  • time
  • now/today
  • tomorrow
  • yesterday
  • future
  • past
  • everyday/daily
  • Monday through Sunday
  • week
  • weekend
  • last week
  • this week
  • year
  • yearly
  • month
  • monthly
  • close/near
  • morning
  • noon
  • afternoon
  • night/evening
  • midnight
  • all day
  • all night
  • day
  • work
  • church
  • minute
  • second
  • hour
  • seasons
  • ugly
  • dry
  • awesome
  • praising
  • hundreds
  • Columbus
  • blue
  • green
  • purple
  • pink
  • white
  • brown
  • orange
  • yellow
  • gold
  • silver
  • gray
  • black
  • tan
  • “it doesn’t matter”

This week we learned Wh- questions and responses.  Remember, when you’re asking Wh- questions, your eyebrows are down.  This is called topicalization and can be the main difference between some very similar signs.

Here’s the vocab:

  • who
  • what
  • when
  • where
  • why
  • how/how are you
  • which
  • what are you doing/what’s going on/what are you going to do
  • what’s up
  • good
  • bad
  • okay
  • fine
  • so-so
  • gross
  • sick
  • thirsty
  • hungry
  • tired
  • happy
  • sad
  • worried
  • tired
  • busy
  • thinking
  • awake
  • cold
  • hot
  • warm
  • freezing
  • describe
  • very
  • big
  • small
  • skinny
  • moderate
  • fat
  • pregnant
  • hair (long, short, curly, straight)
  • bald
  • face
  • beautiful/handsome
  • ugly
  • beard
  • stubble
  • mustache
  • tall
  • short
  • blonde
  • old
  • young
  • freckles
  • smile
  • muscular
  • charming [charm has]
  • clothes
  • earrings
  • shirt
  • skirt/dress
  • pants
  • shoes
  • boots
  • socks
  • jacket
  • gloves
  • hat
  • glasses
  • tie
  • bow tie
  • suspenders
  • watch
  • necklace
  • bracelet
  • plaid
  • stripes
  • lost/drop
  • almost
  • that
  • once/twice etc
  • ages
  • Cabinet
  • Tablecloth
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • For
  • Remember (events and facts)
  • Think
  • Know
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Pillow
  • Horn
  • Unicorn
  • Whale
  • Idiot
  • Writing
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Start
  • Stop
  • Popcorn

Another more random list 🙂 have fun!

Today and went over some Easter signs, in honor of the upcoming holiday weekend. We also worked on trying to translate Peter Cotton Tail, the words are included in the list below.

(some of these we have done before, but we reviewed them in Easter context):

  • Easter
  • egg
  • jump/hop
  • basket
  • bunny
  • chick
  • lamb
  • candy
  • jelly bean (jelly candy)
  • grass
  • coloring eggs
  • Happy Easter
  • Lord
  • God
  • Jesus
  • cross
  • Good Sunday
  • worship
  • hunt/search
  • path/trail
  • cotton (white and soft)
  • arrives
  • happening/ event
  • tail
  • cake
  • ham (meat, finger spell ham)
  • butter
  • soap
  • salt and pepper
  • train
  • best
  • worst
  • most

We covered a ton of new signs these two weeks for things in and around the house.

Inside:

  • house
  • home
  • room
  • restroom/bathroom
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • living room
  • garage
  • up/down- stairs
  • dining room
  • family room
  • hallway
  • attic [finger-spelled]
  • work
  • office
  • basement
  • window
  • closet

Furniture:

  • blinds
  • couch
  • bed
  • blanket
  • comforter
  • pillow
  • chair, recliner
  • rocking chair
  • table
  • door, front door
  • fireplace
  • oven
  • stove
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • fridge [r-e-f]
  • freezer
  • counter
  • shower
  • bathtub
  • towel
  • tissue
  • mirror
  • sink
  • curtains
  • lamp
  • dresser
  • desk [finger-spelled]
  • coffee table
  • (book)shelf
  • phone
  • clock
  • art
  • picture, picture frame
  • tv [finger-spelled]
  • ceiling fan
  • air conditioning [a-c]
  • rug*

Outside:

  • porch*
  • building materials [wood, stone, etc.]
  • fence
  • swimming pool*
  • yard*
  • roof*
  • work
  • school
  • homework
  • library
  • church
  • store
  • bus*
  • car
  • driving
  • road
  • traffic
  • accident

*These words are lone signs, meaning they are finger spelled in a certain way.  Bus and rug are spelled in a vertical arc, and porch, roof, pool, and yard are spelled moving out in front of you.

  • Christmas
  • Christmas Tree
  • Merry Christmas [M C, or Happy Christmas]
  • Hannukah
  • Happy New Year
  • Happy Birthday
  • Cookies
  • Milk
  • Ornament
  • Stars (bright or not)
  • Candy cane
  • Santa
  • Elf
  • Reindeer
  • Gift
  • Snow
  • Snowman/Snowperson
  • Chimney [firestack]
  • Song
  • Stocking [socks big]
  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Hope
  • to
  • Dear

In honor of Halloween coming up this weekend, we learned some signs for vocabulary surrounding the holiday! This video also reenacts some of our words that we learned– and so does this one. Enjoy!

Nouns:

  • Halloween
  • mask
  • ghost
  • soul
  • spirit
  • monster
  • pumpkin
  • jack-o-lantern (pumpkin smile)
  • candles
  • leaf/leaves
  • vampire
  • witch
  • mouse
  • costume (fool’s clothes)
  • trick-or-treat
  • harvest
  • broom
  • spider
  • bat
  • scarecrow (fake person scare birds)
  • fool
  • caramel
  • candy
  • candy corn
  • caramel (sugar sticky)
  • cat
  • blook
  • werewolf
  • devil
  • angel
  • grave
  • cemetary

Verbs:

  • Rake
  • haunt
  • scare

Adjectives:

  • dark
  • dead

Hello loyal readers,
I must make a formal apology for my lack of attendance to the recent ASL meetings, so there are many an overdue post.

To my knowledge, the following list makes up what I missed. Feel free to comment below with any other words I missed!

Nouns:

  • Home
  • house
  • room
  • restroom/bathroom
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • living room
  • garage
  • up/down- stairs
  • dining room
  • family room
  • hallway
  • attic
  • work
  • office
  • basement
  • porch
  • fence
  • yard
  • roof
  • school
  • homework
  • library
  • church
  • store
  • car
  • road
  • traffic
  • accident
  • bike
  • sidewalk
  • skateboard
  • wood
  • brick
  • stone
  • stucco
  • glass

Verb:

  • driving