AGAIN

AGAIN
English Equivalent: AGAIN
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Savvy User Thalia Renee Savvy Guest
Sunday, May 30, 2010

This could be used to say "relentless" if you do it over and over again.

Often

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Wesley Savvy Member
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

With the right facial expression "often" could mean relentless. I like that. Thanks for sharing :-)

 

confused

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Savvy User Destinee Savvy Guest
Monday, September 2, 2013

whats the difference between again  and a thousand?

 

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Savvy User Crystal Savvy Guest
Saturday, March 22, 2014

I believe the difference between "again" and a "thousand" is the position of the hands.  The left hand is fingers upright for "again" and the left hand is palm up for a "thousand."

Use a Modified "M" to Distinguish "Thousand" from "Again"

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Wesley Savvy Member
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I learned "thousand" with the extended "m" fingers landing on the palm (your thumb is tucked behind your first three fingers, as in "m", but the fingers are extended - the motion is the same as it is here). It comes from the French word for thousand, which is mille (as in milliliter - thousandth of a liter). This helps distinguish it from "again".

 

 

Again and Thousand

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Savvy User Kathie W Savvy Member
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

There are some signs that are identical. Basically, the sign relies on context. Context is when a conversation is based upon a certain topic. Then when the sign AGAIN or THOUSAND is inferred it becomes understood.

When the THOUSAND sign stands alone, most times it is preceeded by a number. Such as the number 1, 2, or 3. 1000, 2000 or 3000.

You may be interested in comparing MILLION and BILLION with OFTEN and FREQUENTLY. The same rule applies.

 

 

Again vs Thousand

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Brenda Cartwright Savvy Admin
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hi Kathie,

These two signs are close but not the same.

The sign for Thousand starts above the ND hand and drops down in to the middle of the palm of your ND hand.

The sign for Again starts with your dominant hand facing up and then it flips over into the middle of your ND hand.

Yes Often and Million are the same...it depends on the context.

Thanks for asking!

BC

AGAIN - How it used in sentence structure

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Savvy User Kathie W Savvy Member
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

I am beginning to understand that certain lists of signs that focus on time concepts, Tense, is placed at the beginning of sentences. I tend to wonder if the sign AGAIN and OFTEN is deemed within the Time/ Tense catagory. If so, does the same rule apply? Or, does it matter where is sign is placed?

Such as: English - I am going to the movies again. 

ASL: Again, movies I go. 

ASL: Movies, I go again.

Time

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Brenda Cartwright Savvy Admin
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hi Kathie,

Good question! 

Specific time signs are at the beginning of a sentence. General time signs follow the verb. 

For example:

Movie I go-to again.

Tursday movie I go-to.

Thanks for asking.

BC

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