Deaf Aid Heh ;-)
A hash mark # in front of a sign means to use lexicalized fingerspelling. That means mutated spelling that now looks like a sign instead of individual letters.
Manage Administer Reign Control
4. TOMORROW, YOU #BUSY?Note: if you see a # symbol in a sign language text, it indicates lexicalization of spelling.
5. WHAT COST CENT-25?When signing “cent amounts,” do the “cents” part of the sign first.COST / fine / fee / tax / surchage
How do you sign:EARN DOLLARsUse twist for 1 thru 9:$1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9Use “DOLLAR” sign for:$10 $11 $12 …
For the concept “more than” You can sign MOREYou can sign THANor you can use the combined sign “MORE-THAN”
6. YOU EARN MORE THAN 10 DOLLAR HOUR?[“more than” can be shown with two signs or just “one combined sign”]
Note: We sometimes fingerspell the concept of “early” using a lexicalized version. 1. EARLY (normal)2. #EARLY Lexicalized
Vocational Rehabilitation (a govt. agency generally pays for deaf students to attend college.
How do you sign:SAFEThis can be initialized to mean: FREEINDEPENDENTLIBERAL
A “classifier” is a type of sign that shows a general category of shape or function.
For example, a CL:C can show a cup. A CL:F can show a quarter or button. A modified CL:C (index and thumb) can show a large COIN such as an old “silver dollar” coin.
Often when signing ASL we will ask if the person is familiar with a topic…then we will go on with our sentence. We do this by raising our eyebrows and signing things like: KNOW, REMEMBER, HEARD, SEE BEFORE…
10. KNOW+ SILVER DOLLAR CL:C-(index and thumb)?[response = yes], YOU HAVE?(Are you familiar with “silver dollars? Do you have one?)(review…)