Verb changes in ASL
sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Fri Jul 29 05:50:15 UTC 2005
I was doing some work for one of my classes and I realized I wasn't
sure how to write some movement changes on some of the verbs and some
1) How do you write tongue movements like flicks and so forth?
2) ASL has 2 "circular" motions that are not available in the IMWA at
this time. One is an elliptical circle that repeats. It is used to
change the verb to continuous aspect. The other is an "upside-down D"
shape. It represents a tense production of the sign and then a slow
return to the onset of the sign. So for signs that move outward, it
forms a "D" shape with the straight portion of the D being the floor
plane and the curved portion going under the floor. Am I right that we
don't have this, or what combination of existing symbols would be best
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