Spam: ASL signs for DRINK

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Feb 12 15:16:39 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
February 12, 2004

Dear SW List, Adam. Bill and Tini -
Actually Adam is correct about nouns. They are not always double. I 
just looked though a bunch of written ASL documents from video, and 
many nouns are not double. But they are tense. ASL is a very compex 
language, and since I do not know ASL, I cannot correct anyone myself, 
when it comes to grammar. But I had heard from other hearing people 
that nouns were always double, but then I went through the dictionary 
we have, that is written by our Deaf staff back in the 1990's, and I 
found plenty of nouns that are not I am going to be listing 
some nouns written in ASL now...this will be fun! - Val ;-)


On Feb 12, 2004, at 7:03 AM, Bill Reese wrote:

>  Hi Tini
>  What if I "chair" a board - as chairman of the board?  I'm thinking 
> of the words that can be used as either a noun or a verb.  I thought 
> the asterick * meant contact...
>  :-)
>  Bill
>  Tini Pel wrote:
> You are right Bill, Doing something twice is a "noun" and doing 
> something once is a "verb" . For example CHAIR is *~* and SIT is *
> Tini.
> ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Bill Reese
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:17 PM
> Subject: Re: Spam: ASL signs for DRINK
>  Val,
>  I don't know why we are talking about drinks.  Maybe we need one!  A 
> good stiff one.  :-)
>  My first thought on this is that it would be nice to have (n) and (v) 
> after those.  The (n) for "noun" after "drink" used as a noun (I think 
> it's the second one) and (v) for "verb" for when it's used as the act 
> of drinking - more specifically, "to drink".  If I recall my ASL 
> classes, doing something twice could indicate the noun form of the 
> sign.
>  Bill
>  Valerie Sutton wrote:
> Dear SW List members, and Jean!
>  The ASL signs for DRINK (2 of them) are listed below....
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