Sign Language 101: Pronouns

Uploaded by SignLanguage101 on 20.06.2012

So welcome back to Sign Language 101,
we're going to be doing words this video.
Yeah words! Oh my god! (mumbles)
So today we're going to be doing pronouns
and pronouns, like "he", "she", "it",
"their" any way everywhere!
And then we're going to do colors,
and questions later on in the week!
So the first word we're going to learn today
is "he". So, "he" is: he.
Like if "he" is standing there,
"he". Sign language is very directional,
which is something you're going to learn.
So like if you're telling a story, and
"he" is here and "she" is there,
you're going to point to "him" and "her",
for the rest of the story when you're talking
about those people.
And if you're just talking about
an actual person and they're standing
behind you you'd be like, (points).
And, you don't have to do the identifier
This is the sign for "boy",
this is the sign for girl.
So "girl"..."her". You're clarifying the gender.
But once you clarify gender, you don't have to do it again.
So if you're like "He blah blah blah,
then HE, and HE, and HE, and HE",
Once you've established that "he" is a boy,
and that "he" is here, and you point here,
you're saying "he", if that makes sense.
You're just identifying the subject of
what you're about to talk about.
The next word is "she", so if you didn't catch
on from my ramble spill of words right there,
"she", "girl", point..."she".
The next word is "we" or "us". "We".
Just your index finger make a curve over your body. "We".
So another little tip to help you understand the
differences in sign language is
this is "we" in ASL. Just this.
We in Signed Exact English is a W, "we",
and "us" is a U, "us".
American Sign Language vocabulary encompasses
a bunch of words and just relies on you to watch
the context of the situation to understand what
the proper thing is. It's just about meaning communication
while Signed Exact English is representing
all the words that we have.
So, for the purpose of these videos, we're going to
do "we", just the ASL sign that encompasses
all the signs so that you're not so stretched out,
if that makes sense.
The sign for "me" and "I" is just pointing to yourself.
Again, directional. "Me".
And guess what? The sign for "you"? "YOU!"
You know, "he", "she", "me", "you".
So guess what "they" is? "They".
"They were talkin' 'bout you, girl!"
"He wasn't, but she was."
So those are some words! You know, talking about people
Where they are, who they are. Identifiers. Woo!
So now we get into possessives like "my", "your",
"his", and "hers". So while pointing identifies a person,
the persons possessive form is an open hand.
Just an open hand. So, "my",
So it's pretty simple, it's the same basic point concept,
but with an open hand. You know, that's "yours".
This is mine.
Your dog, my cat.
So another sign that can affect those "he", "she", "you", "me", "them",
is an A hand. "Myself".
It's just A hand. "Myself".
So, an A hand. It's pretty simple.
Again, it just goes along with what we're talking about.
The next word is "another" or "other".
Which is just an A hand with the thumb
pointed out a little bit. "Other".
"Other". Just kinda making a little arc and flipping your hand.
And then the other sign that's very close to that
(the "other" sign) is "any".
Just, you're kind of going opposite,
but it's more just going to the side. "Any".
So, "any". And then another word that is good to know
is "thing". Like "any-thing".
"Thing" is just a thing. Like you have "a thing".
If you have multiple things, look there's lots of stuff!
So, again, how much you do something
makes it, you know, like, plural or singular.
"Any-thing". "Any-things...".
"Every-thing...". You know, you've got everything, not just one thing.
Just kinda showing an area. "Thing".
Also the word for "every". "Every-thing".
So, "every". Just your A hands knocking against each other.
So "Every-thing".
Again, you add and take away from words to build them,
just like English, so, like, we talked about "any-thing".
"Every-thing". You can also say "anyone" and "everyone", "everybody".
So, "every-one". "Everyone."
"Any-one". "Anyone".
And then "someone" is just "someone". "Someone".
You'll also find out that the word "where",
like the question "where?". It just depends on your facial expression.
And just the contexts of the sentences which one you're going to use.
So the next word is "this", which is this.
Like you're pointing to something. "This" right here.
And then also you can just be like "this" or "this" or "this"
or "this" or "this" or "this" or "that". The next word is "that".
"That" if you're just using it without pointing at something.
But you can also be like "that light is ridiculous (mumbling)".
So "this" and "that" or "this" and "that".
Um, it just depends what you're doing and what you're talking about
and where you are. Kinda just gotta feel out the situation,
and get used to using them in different kinds of ways.
So the next word is "people". Just take your P hands and
act like your backpedaling with your hands on a bicycle.
That's how you do it. "People". "People".
And then the final word for this lesson is "person".
Which is, "person". Take your P's and do parallel lines
down your body. "Person".
That's it for today! Hopefully you learned lots of stuffs,
and I'll see you all Wednesday!