|01-30-2012, 07:09 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
IDIOMS in asl
I am taking ASL 1.
I have a few questions.
When Tim walked in Jack gave her (THE COLD SHOULDER).
WHAT DOES the cold shoulder idiom?
one more :
I get a (KICK OUT OF) watching my aunt play basketball.
KICK OUT OF IDIOM?
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
|01-31-2012, 06:01 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
There are more expert ASL users here than I am, but I do know that idioms are unique expressions in one language that cannot translate word-for-word. So you have to focus on trying to express the IDEA, more than the specific words.
So "when Tim walked in, Jack gave him cold shoulder" I would sign as something like "Tim walk in, jack ignore him" with a snotty facial expression for ignore.
For "I get a kick out of watching my aunt play basketball" I would sign something along the lines of "my aunt play basketball, I enjoy watch"
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