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Noun/Verb Pairs

ABC 9
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Karen Macy

on 6 November 2012

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Transcript of Noun/Verb Pairs

The verb of a noun/verb pair generally has a single, continuous movement that is larger than the movement of the noun.
 
The motion of a noun of a noun/verb pair is generally a double movement that is smaller than that of a verb. Hearing aid
(noun) MY HEARING AID BREAK
(verb) JACK PUT-ON HEARING AID

Bicycle
(noun) NEW BICYCLE I HAVE
(verb) TOMORROW I RIDE-BIKE Examples There are many nouns and verbs which are related to each other in meaning and form and differ only in movement.

In ASL noun/verb pairs are signs that use the same handshape, location, and orientation, but have a different movement. Noun/ Verb Pairs When there is a noun that has a related verb like TEACH/ TEACHER the noun is often made as a compound sign using the verb and AGENT sign.
TO-TEACH + AGENT = TEACHER
It is important to note that the repeated movement for the verb is deleted when it is used with the AGENT sign Review – Agent Sign
NOUN/VERB Pairs ASL Grammar Verbs use a single or smaller movement.
Nouns use a double or larger movement.

A good example of a noun/verb pair is the "CHAIR (double movement) and SIT (single movement)." Got that? REFUSE
SCOLD
PLANTING
DESIRE
NOTICE
SWALLOW FORGET
EXPECT
LIKE
MEAN
MISS (disappoint) But not all ASL verbs have related nouns….. GO! Work with a partner to create a list of noun/verb pairs –
See who can come up with the most in 4 minutes!


Finished?
Practice signing your list! Now you try it PLAY + AGENT
WORK + AGENT
LEARN + AGENT
PREACH + AGENT
MANAGE + AGENT
LEAD + AGENT
DANCE + AGENT
FISHING + AGENT
ACT + AGENT
WRITE + AGENT
READ + AGENT
DRIVE + AGENT
Sign these verbs alone then with the agent sign. Note how the movement changes.
What new sign is formed for each?
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