how to build a sentence!!
i was taught back in freshman year of high school that there are two ways you can structure a sentence. for example:
american sign language(ASL)
this structure is commonly called glossing.
say i pick a sentence from a song
“i just cant stop loving you.”
by glossing, you have a reorganized sentence.
“I NOT STOP LOVE YOU”
there is also active and passive signing.
if the subject is your topic , you are using an active voice.
“I EAT CANDY”
if the object is your topic you are using a passive voice.
“CANDY, I EAT”
fun fact- a lot of people tend to use an active voice because of how similar it is to English grammar.
a topicalized sentence is using the object of the sentence as the topic and introducing it as a “yes/no question expression” ending with a comment.
“YOUR CANDY? I EAT YESTERDAY”
your candy is the topic and the sentence is in object-verb-subject word order.
“ I ate YOUR CANDY YESTERDAY”
woahhh kaylee, you made an error. why is ate not capitalized but the rest of the sentence is?
well first off, i didn’t make an error. second, words that have a sign for them such as “SOUR” are in caps. words without a sign such as “of, ate,ran,” can be finger spelled but then you'd be using SEE instead of ASL. there aren’t past tense words, that’s why you say what time of day it is!! “YESTERDAY, I RUN” or “I RUN YESTERDAY”.
either way is fine.
signing exact english
that is exactly what it sounds like. SEE is based on signs drawn from asl but is expanded using words that give a complete visual representation. “the girl had soft, silky hair.”
thats all i can think of atm so if you have anything else on asl and see let me know/add on.
i might add on a bit later tho after i go shower brb