asl idioms

#1
idiom: "what's happening?"
in english this means: what's up

how to sign it: a twenty five hand on both hands.
start on your chest and lift your hands up.
your facial expression should be: a question face
 

Bottesini

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#3
idiom: "what's happening?"
in english this means: what's up

how to sign it: a twenty five hand on both hands.
start on your chest and lift your hands up.
your facial expression should be: a question face
"i completely forgot"

how to sign: index finger points to forehead
then twenty five hand moves across forehead
facial expression: looks kinda sorry/sad
Children, I believe those would be conversational phrases.

An ASL idiom would be something like "true-business" or "I, I, I "
 
#4
"People Talking About it all over Town"

How to sign: open hand to a closed "o" hand moving around in circle in front of you. Signing the word "chat" in a circle
 

Bottesini

Old Deaf Ranter
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#5
"People Talking About it all over Town"

How to sign: open hand to a closed "o" hand moving around in circle in front of you. Signing the word "chat" in a circle
That also is not an ASL idiom and all three of these people are new!!:eek3:

What is happening????????
 

Bottesini

Old Deaf Ranter
Premium Member
#11
That's not an idiom that's a sign. Idioms are typically a combination of two signs, for example: mind+freeze or mind+escape.
I don't think they are coming back to learn it.
That is the weirdest thing, three people new in two days giving non-examples of idioms.

It's like the Twilight Zone. :shock:
 
#13
Class assignment

Hi We are all ASL first year students and we had an assignment to find ASL idioms, we were supposed to look on ASLpro.com which gave us these examples which appear to be wrong :aw: but i am really interested in learning could you please tell me exactly what an idiom is??
 

Em903

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#14
Ah... aslpro...

Hi We are all ASL first year students and we had an assignment to find ASL idioms, we were supposed to look on ASLpro.com which gave us these examples which appear to be wrong :aw: but i am really interested in learning could you please tell me exactly what an idiom is??
I myself being an ASL student, try not to put much stock into all of what ASLpro.com says. It can be a good reference but often times I find that it is not what I had learned in class (sign being different) or with it only being a small clipped video than a full class, some meaning is lost in translation. Best to ask those who use the language than anything else.

So Bott, give us some idioms! smiles
 

Bottesini

Old Deaf Ranter
Premium Member
#16
Idioms ( In a hurry due to new granddaughter and busy )

1. "Legs in air" = Suddenly taken sick.

2. "I, I, I," repeatedly on chest = Egotistical

3. " Train Gone Sorry" or "Ship Sailed" = Already been discussed.

4. "Finish, Touch" = Been there and done that

5. "Vomit" = I hate that

6. "Swallow pride" = I feel like a fool..


Anybody else who wants to help the students feel free and I need an assistant for a day or two!! :P
 

Em903

New Member
Premium Member
#17
Idioms ( In a hurry due to new granddaughter and busy )

1. "Legs in air" = Suddenly taken sick.

2. "I, I, I," repeatedly on chest = Egotistical

3. " Train Gone Sorry" or "Ship Sailed" = Already been discussed.

4. "Finish, Touch" = Been there and done that

5. "Vomit" = I hate that

6. "Swallow pride" = I feel like a fool..


Anybody else who wants to help the students feel free and I need an assistant for a day or two!! :P
Yay! Thank you Bottesini :) I learned #4 in class. seems to be a tricky one, least the class had some problems. But #2, it is letter "I" right? Not pointing to oneself repeatedly? Just for clarification for myself :)
 

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