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ASL | Fingerspelling Challenges | American Sign Language

Able Lingo ASL, American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL | Fingerspelling Challenges | American Sign Language

Able Lingo ASL, American Sign Language (ASL)

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44 Lessons (3h 4m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:08
    • 2. Learn | ASL Alphabet

      18:16
    • 3. Practice | All ABCs Turtle Speed

      1:59
    • 4. Practice | All ABCs Rabbit Speed

      1:14
    • 5. Practice | All ABCs Bird Speed

      0:55
    • 6. Practice | All ABCs Rocket Speed

      0:33
    • 7. Practice | Test Format

      2:17
    • 8. Fingerspelling | All ABCs Random Order ⏲ 2s

      5:55
    • 9. Recognition | All ABCs Random Order

      5:33
    • 10. Four (4) Fingerspelling Rules

      7:20
    • 11. Practice | Test Format

      1:52
    • 12. Fingerspell | 2 Letters ⏲ 3s

      7:51
    • 13. Understand | 2 Letters

      5:54
    • 14. Practice | Test Format

      1:54
    • 15. Fingerspell | First Names 3 Letters ⏲ 4s

      4:52
    • 16. Understand | First Names 3 Letters

      3:54
    • 17. Sentences #1 | 3-Letter First Names

      2:22
    • 18. Practice | Test Format

      2:29
    • 19. Sign | Sentences #1 ⏲ 6s

      3:57
    • 20. Understand | Sentences #1

      5:13
    • 21. Sentences #2 | 4-Letter Animals

      5:18
    • 22. Practice | Test Format

      2:11
    • 23. Sign | Sentences #2 ⏲ 10s

      4:41
    • 24. Understand | Sentences #2

      4:50
    • 25. Sentences #3 | 5-Letter Foods

      6:12
    • 26. Practice | Test Format

      2:19
    • 27. Sign | Sentences #3 ⏲ 11s

      5:20
    • 28. Understand | Sentences #3

      5:15
    • 29. Sentences #4 | 6-Letter Languages

      4:04
    • 30. Practice | Test Format

      1:51
    • 31. Sign | Sentences #4 ⏲ 9s

      4:24
    • 32. Understand | Sentences #4

      4:25
    • 33. Sentences #5 | 7-Letter Games & Sports

      2:57
    • 34. Practice | Test Format

      1:44
    • 35. Sign | Sentences #5 ⏲ 9s

      4:25
    • 36. Understand | Sentences #5

      4:25
    • 37. Sentences #6 | Actors & Actresses

      6:15
    • 38. Practice | Test Format

      2:06
    • 39. Sign | Sentences #6 ⏲ 11s

      4:56
    • 40. Understand | Sentences #6

      5:43
    • 41. Sentences #7 | Harry Potter Spells

      3:35
    • 42. Practice | Test Format ⏲ 12s

      2:20
    • 43. Sign | Sentences #7

      8:43
    • 44. Conclusion & Thank You

      0:30
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IN THIS COURSE, we focus on developing students’ fingerspelling skills in American Sign Language (ASL). First, we’ll review the ASL alphabet and the four (4) fingerspelling rules. Students will learn to fingerspell common letter combinations and short words. Then, we’ll sign complete sentences which use a lot of fingerspelled vocabulary words. As we progress, the fingerspelled words and sentences will increase in difficulty. There will be many opportunities to test your fingerspelling, signing, and recognition skills throughout the course.

*** This course is designed for complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. Previous ASL skills are welcome but NOT required.

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IN THIS COURSE:

  • Students will learn to fingerspell letter combinations, full names, and lengthy vocabulary words
  • Students will review the ABCs in American Sign Language
  • Students will learn the four (4) fingerspelling rules in ASL
  • Students will learn how to sign and understand complete sentences which include lots of fingerspelled vocabulary
  • Students will race a timer as they review their fingerspelling and signing skills
  • Students will learn to sign a variety of useful vocabulary words for creating complete sentences
  • Students will be tested on their ability to fingerspell, sign, and understand vocabulary words and complete sentences

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AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:

  • Students will understand and be able to apply the four (4) fingerspelling rules
  • Students will be able to correctly sign sentences using signs and fingerspelled vocabulary words
  • Students will have improved fingerspelling skills, a larger vocabulary, and more confidence
  • Students will be more proficient as they continue their journey of ASL improvement

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • A desire to learn, improve, and be more confident signing in ASL
  • A desire to enrich ASL vocabulary and communication skills
  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the study material

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What is the main focus of this course?

  • This course focuses on developing students’ fingerspelling skills in American Sign Language (ASL). Students will improve as they learn to sign complete sentences while fingerspelling vocabulary of increasing difficulty.

Do I need to have prior knowledge or experience with ASL before taking this class?

  • No. This course is designed for complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. All necessary signs and skills are taught step by step in the course.

Will this course test me on what is taught?

  • Yes. This course contains multiple sections of review and testing where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your ASL signing and recognition skills.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

  • Hello! My name is Michael. When I was three years old, my younger brother became sick with spinal meningitis. In the process, my brother became deaf with an almost complete hearing loss. This difficult situation provided a unique opportunity for my family and I to become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Unlike some deaf children, my brother was not sent away to a deaf or hard of hearing school. He grew up with us, his hearing family, and we were active in the deaf community.
  • As a police officer and federal investigator, I often used ASL to communicate with and interpret for witnesses, victims, and perpetrators. I decided to create ASL courses because it’s a useful and practical skill to have. Like learning any language, it opens your mind and creates the ability to communicate with a whole new group of people.

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1. Course Introduction: This course is all about finger spelling. That's right. Lots and lots of finger spelling. Okay, so how are we going to do it? Well, we're gonna start with the basics. We're going to review the ABCs. All right, we're going to finger spell common letter combinations and short little words, right? Then it gets more interesting because finger spelling is, you know, it's good by itself, but it's even better when you sign it in a complete sentence because that's how we communicate, right? So we'll start with smaller sentences with short words that were finger spelling. But as we go it gets more interesting because we're going to increase the length of the words that we need to finger spell in the sentences. Alright, throughout this course, there is a lot of testing. When I'm testing I wear my glasses. So we're gonna make sure that you can finger spell, right, that you're able to do it and get to it. And also that you can understand me when I'm signing and finger spelling. Okay. So let's fingers bell. Let's do it. 2. Learn | ASL Alphabet: Let's talk about the ABCs in American Sign Language. Jumping right in. Here we go to a, right. So we'll start with our hand like this. We're going to put our fingers together, curve them down. Now, push the thumb along, up to the side, right close to the side. That is in a. Alright, so now let's sign it two times. Here we go, a, a, alright, moving forward, let's do B. Alright, let's start with our handshape. Fingers together. Put your thumb in front. Alright, so if we twist it, it looks like that B. Okay, so let's sign it two times. Here we go. B. B, OK. You may see some people signing a be like this, where they leave the thumb along the side. I've signed a be like this where I put it in front. Okay. You'll notice there are variations in American Sign Language. And it happens. It's a WIV language. Okay, let's go to C. Alright, we'll start with our handshape fingers together and we're going to curve. So it is i c. This is really straightforward, right? So we have a c, c once again. See, right, let's assign it a couple times. Here we go. C. C, Okay? Let's go to D. Alright, so how do we form it? Well, we're going to leave our index finger up. The other ones are going to come down and connect with the thumb right from the side. It will look like this. Right? So we have, this would kinda looks like a D. A D. Once again, right there is your D. All right, so let's sign it a couple times. Here we go. D, right in the picture, they have it like this. I see more people just sign it like this. There may be variations. All right, but we have dy, dy, okay, let's go to E. Alright, so hand like this, fingers together. And here we go, E. Alright? So the tips of the fingers are curved down and the thumb is kinda curved in. We have an e right in the picture. They go all the way down and they touch the top of the thumb. Alright, I've learned it in, I cited like this and E. You'll see the difference. There is lots of people do. Alright? So we have E, right? Okay, let's do it cited a couple of times. Here we go. Ie, EE. Okay. Okay. Let's go to F, right here we go. Just connect the index finger with the thumb. Alright. You notice in the picture the fingers are tight like that. I sign it like this. And I've seen a lot of people cited like this. So we have f. Alright, so once again, like this, just connect index finger with don't go like this. F. Alright? Cited a couple of times. Here we go. F. F. Alright, let's do g. Alright. Let's make the handshape. G, alright, and easy way to explain this. Imagine you're trying to measure something or explain to someone how thick something is. So you'd be like this. It was this thick. Ok. So that handshape right there, just take it and turn it forward. Right now you have a G, right? You'll notice in the picture it looks like it's sign like this because you're looking at the inside of the hand. However, this is extremely uncomfortable, though, when people do sign it, they go like this, right? So you just sign and you show this part G. Alright? So once again, it's like this thick permanent forward, that is a GI. Alright, let's sign it a couple of times. Here we go. G. G, okay? Okay, moving forward, let's do h, Alright? And shape eight. Alright, so basically what we're doing is we're leaving our index finger and middle finger together up. Kind of like a you will get to that but the same shape as a, you know, we twist it. So it's like this or return it forward and over, right? So it's like this. Now in the picture it shows you that it's like this. But once again, it's very awkward. This sign in aids like this because your body's not turned comfortably. So sine h like this, right? H, right? Once again, h, right, let's cited a couple of times. Here we go. H eight. Alright, moving forward to, okay, let's make the handshape. Here we go. I, alright. So it's just a pinky sticking up with the thumb along the front of the fingers at a curb down. Alright, once again, the middle three go down, the pinky stays up and the thumb curves in front. That is an eye. Alright, once again, I alright, let's sign it a couple of times. Here we go. I, I, okay? Alright, we're going to learn j. Now the hand shape is the same as in I, okay? But we're going to use the tip and you see the arrow, we're going to trace a little J in the air, right? J. J. Ok. So once again, the I formed the eye and now use the tip of your finger in, trace it j in the air, J. Alright, let's do a two times. Here we go. J. J. Ok, good, good. Alright, moving forward to K, right? Let's form it. Alright, that is a k. So a dropdown the pinky finger and the ring finger just leave him out. Now leave the index finger and the middle fingers spread apart. Ok, take the thumb and move it towards the middle of the fingers. Alright. And I mind pushes over, it's touching the middle finger more. Alright, so that is a k. Notice the index or the thumb in there. It's not perfectly in the middle. It's towards the middle finger, right? That is a k, right in the picture it shows a kind of close in. Pictures aren't always perfect, right? So k, right? K. Alright, let's start it two times. Here we go. K. K. Alright, good, good. Right, l is about as straightforward as it goes. So here we go. We have L. How do we form it? While the last three fingers curved him down and just leave it. If you've ever made the sign for loser, you already know how to make an L. L, Alright, let's sign it two times. Here we go. L. L. Okay? Alright, let's see, we have M, right? How do we make it? Well, we're gonna take our thumb is sticky between our pinky inner ring finger and then curve it down, right, that's m. Alright, so we kind of have like a little nub of your thumb sticking out between ring finger in pinky finger. Right. So when we form it, thumb goes in there and then we bring it down, right. So make sure there are 123 fingers on this side of the thumb, right? Once again, m. Alright, let's sign it two times. Here we go. Mmm, m going to n. It's similar but the thumb is going to move over one finger. Okay. So what does that look like? Instead of putting our thumb between our pinky and a ring, we're going to put it between the ring finger and the middle finger. Bring it down. Right? N. N, right, twisted a little bit so you can see, right? So the m was over here, but the end is over here. So one finger moves over m and n, n. Alright, let's sign it two times. Here we go. N, n. Okay? All right, let's do, oh, nice straightforward. Here we go, starting from the base handshape. Now let's go like this and make, you know, it's an, oh, very straightforward. Alright. So, oh, alright, assign it two times. Super-ego. Oh, oh, alright, let's get to p, right? So P is basically a k which is tipped down. So how do we make the k Once again, well, get rid of the pink, Pinky and the ring finger. Take your thumb and put it between these two fingers at up, but press more against the middle finger. Alright, now take that and flip it down. Suddenly we have a p, right? P. Once again. Write p. And in the picture it shows you like that where you're put. It's just awkward. Fellow resigned and we just go p, right? P. P. Alright, let's do it two times. So we go sign with me. P, P. All right, let's review once again these two down thumb in, pressing more against the middle finger. Alright. And flip it down, right? P. Okay, good, good. Alright, the Q, Alright, the hand shape is very similar to the G hand shape, but it's just rotated down. So how do we make the G? Well, remember you're like All the book was this tech, I swear a book was that thick. So that's the hand shape we're going to use right there. Okay. Now we're gonna tilted forward, that is the g. Keep going and that is the Q. Alright, so the hand shape is like this. Now just turn it down. Q, Right? It was this big. Okay, that's the Q shape. Turn it down. Alright, let's sign it two times. Here we go. Q. Q. Right, you're probably not going to go. Q. It's not natural, and that's not how people really sign it. So it's q. Two, right? It might turn it a little bit, something like that. But q, right, for good. Or let's go to our, alright, so let's start from our base hand position. And we're going to get rid of our ring finger and pinky finger. Now we're going to cross our fingers, right? And now we're going to put that comma in front. This thinking, Oh, you like our hope something's going to happen on you or I'm crossing your fingers behind your back like kids do and you're actually lying or whatever in your fingers across whatever. That's the handshape, right. Just cross your fingers and stick your thumb in front, right. So the index finger is in front of the middle finger and there's an r. Right? So let's form it are. Alright, let's sign and a couple of times. Here we go. Our, our, alright, good, good. Let's move to S. S is basically just a fist. Alright, here we go. Make a fist. Put your thumb in front. There's an S. Kelly, put your dukes up. I am holding two S's. Alright, so S, once again, S, make a fist. Put your thumb in front. 1 second. Right? So we have S. Alright, let's sign it two times. Here we go. S, s. So remember system-based, there's us. Alright, let's go to t. All right, so remember m was over here, n was over here, and T is right there. Alright, T's probably the quickest and easiest one. Just put your thumb in between your index finger, middle finger clamped down, right, there's your tea, right? T, once again. T. Alright, let's sign it two times. Here we go. T. Ok, good, good. Moving to you are right. So here let's start with like this. Bring them together. What these two down with your thumb in, there is a, you write, you write u, u. I'll assign it two times. Here we go. You, you remember tied together because if you open them up, you have a V, convenient U, V right there. How do you make a V is just peace man piece, right? Or the number two. All right, b, b, remember open is the V, closed is the u, right? So V. Alright, let's go to w, right, open hand. Now we're going to use the thumb to pinch down the pinky finger, to hold down the pinky finger. And we're going to leave these three fingers up. And they're in the shape of a W. And it's w. Okay? So once again, there'll be new. Bellevue might take some practice to get your thumb over there. Pinning down the pinky or practice makes improvement, right? So let's sign it. Here we go. W. W. Alright, once again, use that dumb pin down the pinky, leave these three up, that is the W. But good. Alright, we have x, alright, so will go like this. Get rid of these fingers. But the thumb there. Right now, take your index finger and you're going to curve it down into a hook, like Captain Hook are, it's an X, X, right? So we can go straight to index finger like you're gonna point at someone. And now just turn it sideways and curve it down. X, right in the picture. The thumbs on the inside. And they're like turning like this. To tell you the truth. I'm not gonna say it's impossible, but I've never seen anybody put the thumb inside. I guess it's very possible there are variations. I put the thumb on the outside and that's how I've seen it because it's quite inconvenient to put it inside, cuz you're yeah. So I put it out here, but the hook is the same. All right. You're probably not going to sign it like that. The picture is great because it shows you the hand position. But when you're just signing, you're just gonna go x, write x, x. Alright, let's sign it, sign it with me. Here we go. X, x, right? So it is, remember our guess, captain hook, with the hook, so it's X. Alright, we're going to y. Alright, how do we make it? Middle three fingers, just put them down. That's it. Like hang loose man, write y. Alright, when you sign it, you're just going to go like this and show your palm, right? Show that part of the hand. Why? Let's do it two times. Here we go. Y. Y. Alright? Okay, z, nice and straightforward as well. Index finger. Just use your index finger and trace a Z in the air, right? Z, right. Remember how J we trace the DJ in the air. Now what the z? We're going to trace the z and do a quick, there's no nato because it's just one letter, right? So z, Alright, let's do a two times your ego. Z. Z. Ok. So that was the a, b, c is in American Sign Language. That's pretty cool. 3. Practice | All ABCs Turtle Speed: Okay, so let's practice. We're going to assign the a B Cs at Turtle's speed, right? We're going to go through the alphabet twice. I urge you when you sign the letter, say it out loud, helps to make the mind body connection and we remember quicker. All right, so let's do it. Sign with me. Here we go. A B, C D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Already ready? Round two. We go a, B, C D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z, right? Pretty good. 4. Practice | All ABCs Rabbit Speed: Okay, let's practice the ABCs. Add rabbits speed. Here we go. A B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z, right around two. Let's do it. A, B, C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Alright. 5. Practice | All ABCs Bird Speed: Okay, let's practice the ABCs add bird speed. Here we go. A, B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z, right, round to, let's do it. A, B, C D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z Aha. 6. Practice | All ABCs Rocket Speed: Alright, practice the ABCs and rockets speed. Let's do it. Here we go. A, B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O PQRS T U V W X Y Z, round to a B, C D E F G H I J K L M N O PQRS T U V W X Y, Z. Aha, lovely. 7. Practice | Test Format: Okay. Practice before the test. What? A test. Yes, that's right. We even have a timer. Alright, it's going to be a two part test. In the first part you're going to see that Hand down there, which means that you're going to sign. Okay, so the first part, we're just doing the ABCs At this point, I'm going to show you a letter, a random letter, and start the timer. Timer will be for two seconds. Ok, within that time, try to beat the timer, make the sign for the letter that I show you. Alright, so let's do a quick test. I'm going to show you what it's like. So the format is no surprise when we get there. Alright, let's do it. Okay, so did you beat the timer? Did you go D. D. Okay. If you want to pause the video, so the timer stops, you will need more time. That's okay, that's alright. You can also erase the timer, try to beat it, right? So that will be the first part where you have the hand down there. The second part will be a little guy with glasses and there won't be a timer. But you'll have me. Okay. And I'm going to sign a letter. I'm going to sign a letter and you try to figure out what letter my sign. Okay. So I'll hold it up for a little bit. But you tell me what letter my sign. Okay, so let's do a little quick practice. This is how the tests will look. So what letter that I sign now I show you the answer. Right? It was an ex. An ex. Ok, good, good. So once again, the first part with the hand down their use sign you, you sign the letter that you see, you try to beat the timer. In the second part, I'll sign and you try to figure out what I'm doing. And one more thing, whenever I do test, when it's actually the testing sex session, I'm going to be wearing my glasses and I won't be seen anything. Okay. So we'll communicate to sign and you know the format. So you should be good to go. Let's prove your skills. 11. Practice | Test Format: Okay, practice before the test, we're building your finger spelling skills step-by-step. Alright, in these two parts, we're going to focus on common to letter combinations. Okay, so these two letter combinations, you're going to see a lot when your finger spelling, right? Because they're just common in English words, in regular words. Okay, so the first part, we have the timer. It will be for three seconds this time, okay? And I'm gonna show you a word, a letter pair, two letters together. Alright, so let's do a quick test, quick practice once you can see how it works, sign what you see. Here we go. Okay, so we have T H, T H. But good, good. Alright, that's the first part with the timer. In the second part, we won't have a timer and we get the data here. And we have the little guy down there, which means you're going to be watching, I'm gonna sign and you're gonna be like, what is he doing? A ha, right? So i will sign, I will finger spelled two letters and you try to figure out what I am signing. Alright, here we go. Let's do a quick practice. All right. So what did I sign? Well, I signed ie a. That's right. Okay. So that's how it's gonna work. Let me get my glasses whenever I do testing, gonna wear the glasses. First part, you see the hand use sign what you see the two letter combination. After that. When you see that guy, I'm going to sign. All right. So I'll be talking. Let's do it. 14. Practice | Test Format: Practice before the test, okay, this time we're going to focus on three letter names. All right, so I'm going to show you a name. Nice short and sweet three-letter name in you finger, spell it. Right. Fingers bell. All right, this is one repo. We're actually starting to get two words instead of just single letters or word combinations. Moving forward step-by-step, ok, the timer will be performed seconds. So after you see the timer will start that you need to pause the video. Knowers. Alright, let's take look. I'll show you word, you fingers bell. Here we go. Alright, we have p a, t, right? In other words, pad. Alright, so that is the first part where you sign. In the second part, there won't be a timer and you'll be watching me. So I will finger spell, I will finger spell a name and you take a look at how to do it. Ah-ha, right. Try to figure out what I'm finger spelling, what I'm signing. Right. Here we go. Alright, what named? I do because they're all about names is time. Alright, it was a n, a n, n. What do we know about double letters? What do we need to do? Well, we do the first one regular sec, u, one up to the side, right. So an OK. Good, good. So first part, you sign, let me get my glasses ready. First part u sine, second part, I will sign. All right, into here. Let's have some fun. 17. Sentences #1 | 3-Letter First Names: I'd like you to meet two of my friends. All right. We have Ted and Anna. Right. So how would you finger spell their names? What do you think? Well, we have Ted and we have Anna. Okay, so let's pretend you and I are talking. Ted and N are in the room, but they can't hear what we're actually seeing. So as we're talking, you might ask me some questions about them in I would need to refer to them. Now I'm not always going to use their names. It kinda gets redundant. It's unnecessary. And that's why we have pronouns, right? So how do you think we would sign pronouns, he and she in American Sign Language? I'll give you a hint. It's very straightforward and easy. We just use our index finger. Alright, we're just going to point in that will indicate the person He Xi, that person, that individual is wonderful because this sign pointing is gender neutral. Whatever they identify as we can just refer to them by pointing. Okay, so I might say he, I might say xi. Hm, if there's switched around, we, we just point where they are situated right now, alright. Now becomes xi. And he, her, their moving around you just point to wherever they are. Alright, so when we're talking, you might ask me, you know, who were those two people back there? Why is that lady raised her arm up? Ok. So I might say, oh, she, Anna, right? And he, TED. Alright. So what do you think? Can you finger spell and signs sign-in fingers spill. She Anna, or do you think? Well, we would just go she, Anna. And he said, that's it. Alright, so we now we have complete sentences. There's shorter many sentences, but they're very useful for you and I are talking, I need to refer to them. Are you asking Who are they? Oh, she NO. Oh, heat head. We're communicating. Okay. Let's move forward. 18. Practice | Test Format: Okay, practice before the test, Alright, the first part, we have the hands, so that means you're going to sign. We have the timer. The timer will be poor six seconds. And the purpose of this exercise is to introduce the people that I show you. Alright, so in a moment you'll see a picture, one on either side and the short sentence, right? He, whoever, she, whoever use sign both of those sentences. Alright, you can raise the timer, you need more time, you can pause the video. That's so K2. Alright, let's see how the format is. Let's do a little practice. Here we go. Alright, so she, EVA, he love. Alright, if you want to start with he and then go to x0 up to you. Alright, so i will be consistent are will always start on this side then I'll go to that site, but it's up to you. All right. So that will be the first part. Were you raised the timer? In the second part? You'll be watching me sign and there will not be a timer. So I'm going to show you the people first. They won't have the sentences, but you will see me and I am going to refer to them and do the little sentences, right? He bred, She married, whatever their names are. Okay. So let's do a quick practice. Here we go. Okay. So what did I sign? Well, I've signed she Zoe, he rick. Alright. So you're trying to figure out what am I signing? Alright. Once again, I'll show you the people. They're just we won't have any information up top. So you look at me and try to figure out what their names are, What am I signing? And then I'll show you the answer. Alright, let me get my glasses ready. But, but first part, with the hand, your going to sign. Second part, I will sign. Alright, so I'm going to be quiet. Let's do it. Alright, here we go. 21. Sentences #2 | 4-Letter Animals: Okay, so now we're going to focus on finger spelling, four-letter animals. But what if we learn the animals in a sentence right through your spelling is great, but it usually happens in a sentence right? In a greater context. So how about this? Let's learn how to sign. I have ibex or whatever four-letter animal we're going to use. Right. So we need to know the signs for I have and then we'll finger spell. Alright, let's take a look. I write, just take your index finger and point it yourself. I I've I, it also works for me. So I, Alright, let's do have, right, the hand shapes are going to be something like this. Alright? You see, now take the tips and we're going to point the tips at our chest. Okay. Start out a little bit and go in half from the side. Have other side have alright. Sign is three times with me. Here we go. Have have have. Okay. Good, good. So so far we have I have and I bet you could do the last part, right is finger spell. How would you finger spell ibex? Right? We have i, b, e, x, alright, so ibex, Alright, let's put it all together. We have a complete sentence. Great. Ok, here we go. I have ibex. Alright, again, here we go. Sign with me. Here we go. I have ibex. Alright, as break it down even more. I have i, b, e, x. Alright? So if you're talking aloud while you're signing, you're not actually going to say i b, e x will just say ibex and then fingers pellet. So it'll be like this. I have ibex. Alright, let's do one more time. Here we go. Ok. How interesting. Alright, let's do another one. Here we go. Alright, we have used this time you have Mackey marquee. You have marquee. I'm not sure how to pronounce it. Okay. Let's take a look. You index finger, you and I are having a conversation. So I was toward me and now I'm going to point you write just though you single-point, single motion you right, making eye contact, we're communicating you. Alright. We already know the sign per half. Doing. What was it? It have, right? Have. And marquis Howard use Springer, spell marquee. We have m, a k i, right? So it's marquis. Alright, let's do the poll sentence. Here we go. You have marquee. Alright, let's do it again. All right, one more time again. Here we go. You have marquee. Ok, so what if we put this sentences together, right? We're talking to each other and I'm or you or whoever is, explain what you have and what I have. Let's take a look. Here we go. Haha. So I have IBEC, ibex, you have marquis. Or you might notice there's no AN or smaller words in there. In spoken English, we might say, we would say, I have an ibex, You have a marquee. However, in American Sign Language is smaller. The words MR. Is, was, were, AND they don't sign them, they go straight to the meat. Straight to the conversation is very efficient. Okay, so here we go. How would you sign this little this information? What do you think? Alright, I'm just going to start on top and we'll work our way down. So i would sign, I have ibex. You have marquee, this like that. Alright, let's do it again. I have ibex. You have marquee. Lots of animals. Okay, good, good. So we have two complete sentences here. We're mixing together sines n finger spelling because that's how it works when we communicate. Alright, let's move forward. 22. Practice | Test Format: Alright, practice before the test. All right, the first part, you see this hand down there and the timer, timer will have ten seconds. I'm going to show you two sentences. One above that says I have something and the other one, you have something. Alright? So we're both going to have animals and you sign in finger spell. Alright, so here we go. Let's do a quick practice tests and I'm going to show you something. You sign like crazy. Here we go. Okay. So see how it works. I showed to you use sign it, tried to raise the timer. If you need to pause the timer to take more time, that's just fine. Okay. So that is the first part. Alright. Where you sign the hand second part, I'm going to sign no timer, but you try to understand what am I signing? Alright. I'm just going to sign it once I'll do the top sentence I have. And you have them. Alright, if you need to have me repeat, go ahead and rewind the video that you can pause and then have me do it again. I'm digital. Okay. Alright, here we go. What am I signing? Alright. What did I sign? Here we go. Aha, I sign. I have Kony. You have PPACA? Oh, okay. Good. Okay, good, good. Let me find my glasses here. Testing will begin soon. Alright, first part, use sign, see the hand. Second part, I'm going to sign and you're gonna be like, what's he doing? I ha all right, let's jump in. 25. Sentences #3 | 5-Letter Foods: Okay, now we're going to finger spell five letter food words as part of a sentence, right? So let's take a look. Here we go. Alright, for this one, this is how it will be. All right, so we eat taco, right? Let's make sure we know how to sign we and eat. There we go. We use index finger and just point and tap two times on your test like this. Alright, I'm right-handed. I'm going to start on this side and go like this. If I was left-handed, I would start index finger over here and go here. Right? I'm right-handed. We from the side we other side we, okay, so let's do it three times. There we go. We we we write just two light taps on your chest. That is we, Alright, eat, right? Make the letter O. Now squish it down. Alright, so our hand shapes like this. Thumb is with all of the fingertips. Alright, and eat go is like this. Just like you're putting the food in your mouth. Alright. Here's one motion. Eat from the side. Other side. Alright, let's do eat three times. Here we go. Eat, eat, eat. Pretty straightforward. Alright, so, so far we have we, and now we have IIT. And now we're going to finger spell, right? How would you fingers bell, choco. Alright, we just go C, H O, O, K O. Alright, let's do the full sentence. Here we go. We eat Togo. Again. Here we go. Good, good, good. Why don't we try a new sentence. Here we go. Aha, the pronoun has changed. So they eat Papa. Here's what it looks like. Alright, so the sign for E, it will be the same, but let's learn how to do they. Alright, so index finger. Alright, this is what it looks like. Alright, so it's a pronoun. If they're physically present, the people are here that we're referring to. We point in their direction and we arc, right. If you just point once, that's to one person, He Xi that individual, right? But we have to arc. So that includes the group They, because they is at least two people, two or more people. They they're sitting over there. They they're sitting over there. They if they're behind us, they right here's where it gets interesting. If they're not physically present, but we're talking about them, right? We're signing, we're talking about them. Alright, how do we do that? Because we can't point at them, right? Just do it off to the side. So just go. They, they, and it's very important whether they're here or not here. Do they? It needs to be up to the side because if you go to the front, it means you all as in like you plural. We don't want to sign that, we wanna sign they. So here's a quick way to remember kinda thing. Pretend there's an imaginary line that runs right in front of you, right vertical right there. When you sign, they do not cross the line, right? They they Because if you cross the line, it means you all like you're giving a speech and you all you plural. That's not what we're trying to do in this context. We're doing day, so stay off, don't cross the line. They, they. Alright, so we have next is eat. You remember eat, how we do it. Squish the o and go eat. Alright, let's put it all together. Here we go. Oh, Papa can forget that. How would you finger spell Papa? P a, P a W. All right, let's do the post sentence. How would you sign? They eat Papa. Alright, we need to do they don't see any people here, so we'll just do it off to the side. They, they eat poppy. Alright, again, here we go. Alright, good goods. We've learned two sentences, one width we and one with they. Well by golly, let's put them together so we can put all the information in one chunk, one piece. Okay, so what do you think? Let's do it together. We're going to start with the top one and then we'll sign the next one. Here we go. Alright, let's do it again. Here we go. We eat Tokyo. They eat up. Again. Here we go. Alright, good, good, good. We got two sentences down. It's time to move forward. 26. Practice | Test Format: Alright, practice before the test. All right, the first part, you sign there's a timer. The timer will have 11 seconds, right? I'm going to show you two sentences. The first one will say, we eat some kind of food. The second one will say they eat some kind of food, right? So you sign both sentences, race the timer, or if you choose to pause the video and pause the timer and assign as ready. Okay, so let me do it. Let's do a little practice. I'm going to show it to you. Use sign. Here we go. Okay, good, good. So first part, use sign what you see, race the timer. In the second part. Alright, no timer. Where's it? Gone? Haha, alright, so you have MEEP, we're doing recognition. You try to understand what I am signing, so I'm going to sign. You're gonna look, what do you do it. Aha. So I'm only going to sign it one time. Alright. If you need to pause the video, go back and repeat. That's just fine. Okay. So here we go. Take a look. What am I signing? Okay. So that's how it works. All right. Time for the glasses are right. First part, you sign. You sign like crazy. Second part you understand like crazy. Alright, here we go. 29. Sentences #4 | 6-Letter Languages: Okay, so now we're going to focus on finger spelling, six letter languages within a sentence, a complete sentence. So let's take a look, an example. Here we go. Alright, Gill, learn Ojibwe in spoken English, we would probably say Gil is learning Ojibwe, or Gil learns Ojibwe. However, in American Sign Language, don't worry about conjugating the verb. Just do the sign. It fits, nets it. So this is what it would look like. Alright, let's go step-by-step. Here we go. Alright, Gill, three-letter name. We're going to finger spell it, G, I, L, In other words, gill. All right, let's learn the sign for Learn. Here's what it looks like. All right. We're going to use both hands. I'm right handed. So with my non-dominant hand, with my left hand, I'm going to make this handshape, right? Loose snow, tighten it up. It's just flat. Now make a platform and keep it flat with my right hand, my dominant hand, I'm going to make the motion like I'm picking up powder may be sand. All right. So the fingertips in the thumb, they come together right now, hold that hand shape and put it in your head or touch the side of your forehead. So you're taking up the powder, whatever it is and putting it here. Or we could say you're picking up the information and putting it in your head because you're learning, aha. Here's what it looks like. Once again, learn from the side, learn, other side, Learn. All right, let's do it three times, sorry, and with me, let's sign learn three times. Here we go. Learn, learn, learn. Alright, moving forward, we're going to finger spell the sixth letter language. In this case it's Ojibwe. So here we go. O, J, B, W, E. Okay, let's do the complete sentence. Sign with me. Here we go. Gil learn or Jia Wei. Write as 2n. Again. Gil, learn Ojibwe. Right? Again. Here we go. All right, why don't we try another example, alright, before we move forward. Ok, we have make Learn pigeon. Alright, so step-by-step, fingers spelled name three letters. Let's do it. Make. Alright, simple enough. Next, learn word is learn how to assign. Learn. What do you think? All right, platform with your non-dominant hand. Kind of picking up the powder, hold that shape and put it in your head. All right, we'll learn. Alright, and we've finger spell the six letter language. Alright, pigeon. Alright, Let's sign the whole sentence. Here we go. So Meg, learn pigeon. One more time again. Again. Here we go. Alright, what the heck? One last time. Here we go. Alright, let's move forward. 30. Practice | Test Format: Okay, practice before the test. Alright, so we're going to start with US signing see the hand and the timer. The timer will be for nine seconds. Okay, I'll show you one sentence, a complete sentence. We learned the format name plus the sign for Learn plus a six letter language, right? Okay, so let's see how it is. Let me show you something. Use sine. Okay, good. So that's the first part, right? And moving forward to the second part, we won't have a timer. Alright, it'll be an understanding recognition exercise. So I'm going to sign, you're gonna take look what the heck is he doing? Aha, you try to figure out what I'm signing. All right, so let's do a quick example. Here we go. Alright. What do you think? Alright, this is what I signed. Ok, good, good. So getting the glasses here, first part, use sign. Alright, race the timer, pause if you need to. Second part, you watch me try to soak up what I'm doing and figure out what I'm signing. All right, let's jump in. Here we go. 33. Sentences #5 | 7-Letter Games & Sports: Let's fingers spell seven letter words that have to deal with sports and games within a complete sentence. All right, so let's take a look at a few examples. Here's our first one. Nola, like sailing. So remember in English, it would be nola likes sailing in American Sign Language. Don't worry about conjugating the verb, Just do the sign. Okay, so let's take it apart. Here we go. It's a four-letter finger spelled name. Okay. So here we go. Nola. Nola. Like okay, here's the sign for like. All right. Take your dominant hand. I'm right-handed. Okay. Now go like this. Bend down your middle finger just to middle finger. Put your thumb about here. Ok, we're going to make this motion pinch together and pull like that. And it's gonna be right here like like from the side like other side, like all right. Let's do it three times. Maybe go like like like, oh, okay, good, good. Alright, let's see. Next word is the game or sport. Let's finger spell it. Here we go. Alright, ok, let's finger spell it one more time. Sailing. Alright, let's sign the whole sentence. Here we go. Alright, again, here we go. Nola, like sailing. All right, that's our first example. Let's do another one. Alright, we have a name, the verb like, and we're going to finger spell the sport fencing. Alright, let's go step-by-step. Gary, let's do it. Hearing like remember the sign, what is the sign for? Like while I go like this. Alright, so this is the motion. This is the motion we do it right here. Like, like alright, let's finger spell the sport. F, e n c, i n g, right? Fencing. Alright, Paul, sentence, let's do it. Here we go. Gary. Like fencing, right again. Alright, moving ahead. Here we go. 34. Practice | Test Format: Alright, practice before the test, right, we see the hand the timer use sign. What I show you, you'll have nine seconds on the timer. Alright, let's take a little practice tests. Here we go. All right, double letter, what do we do? A double letters, Pat ball. All right, the first one is regular L, second one's off to the side. Alright, so it looked like p a t a l, l. Right? That's the first part where you will sign. Next part, I'm going to do this signing no timer, alright, understanding recognition exercise. So I'm going to sign, you watch, uh, how, what does he do it? Aha, OK, here we go. Alright, what did I sign? A ha oh, okay. So I think it's a it's a card game or something like that. Okay. So first part, use sign what you see in a second part, I'm going to be signing you try to understand what I'm signing. Alright, let the test in Begin. Here we go. 37. Sentences #6 | Actors & Actresses: Let's fingers bell, actors and actresses, names within complete sentences. Right here is an example. Marks love, Betty White. Alright, here's how it would look. Alright, let's do it together. Let's break it into each word. Here we go. Max, finger, spell m a x, max. Right here is the sign for love. Love, right? The hand shapes are the same. They are in the form of letter s. You could also say fists. Alright, so I'm right-handed. I'm going to put my right hand in, the left-hand coming in then hug myself. Love. If you're left, D Just do the opposite. Left-hand in, right-hand out. Hug yourself. Alright, so I'm ready. Like that from the side. Love, other side, love. Alright, let's do love three times. Sign with me. Here we go. Love, love, love. Can you feel it? Ah, okay, so, so far we have Max, love. Alright, now we have a two part name. Alright, so it's not just one word Now there's a space in between. All right, take a look. I'm going to finger spell Betty White. You try to figure out how my indicating that there's a space in between that it's two separate words. Alright. Take look. Alright. Did you notice what I did after I finish finger spelling, Betty? Alright. Let me do it again a little bit slower. All right. So I fingered spelled the firstname Bedi. Then I drop my hand down kind of into a, a limbo position, neutral position, and then I brought it back up to finger spell white. All right, so my method is I pretend there's kind of an invisible line here or here wherever you're going to be finger spelling. And I fingered spill all of the letters on that line. Now in-between the words I dropped my hand down just for a moment, pause and go back up. That's how I communicate. It's very clear that there's a break in between the words. Once again. Oh, okay. I've seen people do it different ways. All right. One way I've seen is they'll go like this Bedi. And they pause on the last letter and then they go to the second word. So they pause on the last letter and then finger spell the second word at regular speed. Alright, I've also seen it where people use two separate lines. They finger spell the firstname. And then the last name down here. Alright, so there are different methods to be consistent and this is how I do it in this course. I'm going to finger spell all of the letters on the same line, the same line, and in-between the words, I am going to drop down and come back up for the next word. Alright, so this is the format, how I'll do it in this course. Okay, alright, let's move forward and let's sign and fingers bell the false sentence. Here we go. Max, love Bedi, white. Alright, again, here we go. Max, love Betty White. Okay, good. Let's try another example. Get our fingers worked out here. Alright, Amy loved Paul Newman. I should note, note that when we're assigning love here, it's not like, it's probably not romantic. Love is more like I loved that celebrity I really like, and I really like what they do. Probably not romantic. However, the sign lub could be romantic given the right context, right? Probably not. This context is more like infatuation. Alright, celebrities, I love the celebrity like that. Ok, so we have Amy loved Paul Newman. Let's jump in. Amy. Alright. Love. How do we sign it? Love, right? Okay, and now we have the name Paul Newman, firstName, lastName. It's not just one word. Okay. Let's do it. Paul Newman. Okay. Let me show it to you what it would look like if I don't do a space. Alright, here we go. Again. Now, if people are familiar with Paul Newman, their mind might automatically chop it into pieces. But if I'm signing a name, first name, last name that maybe is rare, uncommon, or unknown. It might become unclear where the first name starts, where the second name starts. That's why I really like to put a pause where I dropped down like this. Paul, space pause, newman. Ok. All right, let's do the whole sentence. Let's do it. Amy love Paul Newman. Again. Here we go. Amy love Paul Newman. Okay, good, good. Let's move forward. There's more, more stuff. 38. Practice | Test Format: Practice before the test. O k. All right, the first part you're going to sign the timer will have 11 seconds. Alright, so I'm going to show you a sentence. It's going to have a first name and last name of an actor or actress. And use sign the complete sentence. Alright, let's do it. Okay, so Sam loved Kate has Hudson. Alright, that is the first part where you will sign in the second part, no timer. Alright, let me move it out here for a sec. Here we go. No timer, but I will be here and I'm going to sign. So you take a look, a 100 so I'm signing will give me a ha try to figure out what I'm saying. I'm only going to sign it one time, the complete sentence. So if you need to pause the video, rewind heavy repeat. No words. Okay, alright, let's do it. All right, so what did I sign? Alright, G, Love Gene Wilder. Okay, good, good. All right, time to get the glasses. Alright, first part when you see the hand, right, you're gonna sign, race the timer or just pause the video and sign. No worries. Second part, I'm gonna sign and you try to figure out what am I signing. All right. Let's jump in. 41. Sentences #7 | Harry Potter Spells: All right, let's do complete sentences which include a Harry Potter spell. Alright, here's an example, right? Ethan, use although Hamada, I think that's how you pronounce it. Alright, here's how it looks. Ok, let's break it into parts. Here we go. Alright, Ethan, nice, five letter name. Let's finger spell e, t, h a, n. Alright, Ethan. Alright, use here is the sign for use. Alright, we're going to use both hands. I'm right handed, so my dominant hand, I'm going to make the letter U. We know how to make the letter. You are ready with my left hand, my non-dominant hand, I'm going to make the letter S. Right now. I'm gonna take the s And I'm going to tip it down. So the back of the fist is like a foundation, right? That's my platform with the u. I'm going to use this part, the bottom part of the palm, and I'm going to bump twice on the back of my fist is basically too many little circles. 12. All right. Use use from the side, use. Other side. Use. All right, from the front US. Alright, sign with me three times. Let's sign use. Use, use. Use. Okay, good, good. Alright, let's get to this spell allow Hamada, let's bring your spell. Here we go. Alright, let's do one more time. Aloha, Amara. Alright, let's do the complete sentence. Here we go. Sign and finger. Spell with me. Here we go. Ethan. Use our law, Hamada. Alright, again, here we go. Alright, good, good. Let's do another example. Gets more practice. Or we have Daisy use in Coursera's part by party we go Daisy. Daisy use. How do we sign use? Do you remember US? Us? In Coursera's. Here we go. Okay, complete sentence. Let's do it. Daisy. Use in Coursera's. Again. Here we go. Okay, you can see we're going to get a workout in our hand. Alright, let's move forward. 42. Practice | Test Format ⏲ 12s: Practice before the test. Oh, okay. Soap that time there's going to be per 12 seconds. I'm going to show you something that's a complete sentence where we've been learning in a has-a, a Harry Potter spell in there. Okay, so fingers bell, sign. Do the sentence if you want, you can raise the timer. If you wanna pause the timer and just sign it, that's up to you. Alright? When the timer finishes, I'm going to restart the timer and then I will sign it. Alright, here's how it looks. Let's do a practice, some mini practice test. Okay. All right, so that's how it works. You raised the timer. When the timer is finished, our restarted, then I will reach the timer. Alright, so let's do another one. Alright, ok. I'll show it to you. Start the timer, sign-in fingers bell like crazy. Here we go. Oh, okay, wonderful. So let me get my glasses. Next time you see me. I won't be talking. You'll be signed in you finger spell and then I will sign and then I will finger spell. I'm gonna give you a hint. The spells are going to get longer. Alright? Some of them even have two words. All right, so we would pause in between the word and Springer spell and the timer is going to stay the same. So this kind of OLAP choose to raise the timer. This means we're going to need to speed up our finger spelling. What a wonderful challenge. Alright, let's do it. 44. Conclusion & Thank You: Mm-hm.