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LearnSigns 16: Basic Verbs

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David Peach

Tennessee

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LearnSigns 16: Basic Verbs

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Along with the scattered verbs you have learned in previous lessons, here is a lesson with some of the more common verbs. As you will learn, many verbs can be guessed at by doing the action that accompanies the verb. This won't work in all cases, but many times it does. And if the word you are mimicking isn't exactly the right sign, it may be close enough for your friends to guess what you are trying to communicate. Words learned in this lesson: Speak or Talk Tell or Say Hear or Listen See Look Eat Drink Smell Walk Sit Stand Fall Run Play Silly Like Want If you need the captions for the video be sure to click the [CC] button on the video player. [Spoiler] Hello! Welcome again to LearnSigns.com lesson number 16. Sixteen. You can do 16 like this also. You can do 10-6, or rub the 6 with your thumb. 16. Just touching it once is the number 6. Remember you have 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. This is rub it for 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Or my preference is to do 16 by doing 10-6, 10-7, 10-8, 10-9 and 20. This is lesson I am going to talk about basic verbs. Verbs. And sometimes you will see the sign VERB like that. VERB. VERBS. SPEAK. This is to SPEAK or to TALK. You can use it for SPEAK or TALK. Or you can use SAY or to TELL. To SAY. This can also be TALK. SPEAK or TALK and then SAY or TELL. If you want to make some kind of distinction between those. HEAR HEAR - And this is like you've got the sound coming in. You are HEARING. LISTEN also. LISTEN or HEAR. There are a couple of different ways to do many of these signs, but the nice thing about VERBS is that many times what you would consider to be the natural action is a perfectly fine sign to use. So HEAR or LISTEN. SEE SEE - This is your 2 fingers--your eyes--of your V-hand and you are going to casually lay it out. SEE. This is something that does not require any effort. SEE. Now, LOOK you will take and touch right up here with either finger and then you are going to turn it out. And this is more like you take notice of something. It is more of an active thing. To LOOK. Again, that is the distinction between the two, but one is an English word. The other one is an English word. Both of them when you sign them can be signed interchangeably because it is not tied necessarily to the English. However, there is the visual distinction that to SEE is more casual. Oh, I saw it happen yesterday. But to LOOK at is more active. You see how the hand makes more of an active--I'm putting my attention on it. To LOOK. EAT EAT - You've seen this when we did HOME. EAT. Just take all your fingers together and then you stick the food in your mouth. EAT. DRINK DRINK - Now this is DRINK like you are holding a cup. Then you turn it up and take a drink like water. Now to DRINK alcoholic type drinks you do it with the Y. The Y makes the distinction. An alcoholic type beverage and then just any other beverage. DRINK. SMELL - Now this is SMELL as in to use your nose to sniff something. SMELL. If something STINKS, something SMELLS then you do STINK. SMELL or STINK. But this is the verb to SMELL and you just take like your wafting the rose SMELL right up to your nose. SMELL. And something can SMELL good or it can SMELL awful. SMELL. That would come to the idea of STINK it would be more of an adjective. It is telling you how it smells as opposed to the verb of [sniff sniff sniff] SMELLING something. WALK WALK - It is kind of odd. Do it with your 3 fingers like duck feet. And you are going to WALK. You will also see it done with the whole hand. But most of the time you will see it with the three fingers. To WALK. Back and forth. WALK. SIT - We talked about this in the last lesson when we talked about CHAIR. SIT. SIT, you just SIT down. Take the little fingers, the little legs there and you are going to sit on the chair. STAND STAND -- STAND. This is the person. This is a generic sign for a two-legged thing, in this case a person,

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