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Rules of ASL
ASL RULES! 

Basic Sentence Structure:   Object/ Subject/ Verb
BOOK  I   READ

Time comes first:   TOMORROW BOOK I READ

Modals  (can, will, can’t, refuse, not yet… ) come last
BOOK I READ WILL

Question words go at the end… YOUR NAME WHAT?

Remember SELF can be a pronoun, rather than pointing.

CLASSIFERS:

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VCCGY4
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BLL155

Make a sentence negative:
  • Facial Expression
  • Negative Incorporation (throwing it away)
  • NEVER
  • NONE
  • NOT
  • NOTHING

WILL and FINISH are used as time indicators
They are used at the end of the sentence or attached to the verb.
FINISH is also a conjunction that means “then” or “already”

CONJUNCTIONS
  • FINISH
  • WRONG
  • HIT
  • FRUSTRATE
  • FIND
  • HAPPEN

The Existential HAVE:  KITCHEN IT HAVE FOOD

To make plurals: 
use numbers or quantifying words
Reduplication
Using classifiers: HOUSES-IN-A-ROW

Directional verbs show action, incorporate the pronouns, and can incorporate classifiers.
He-GAVE-me  (using this book’s gloss system) you don’t sign HE and ME.