WHAT

(as in "rhetorical what")

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WHAT (as in "rhetorical what")


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  • WHAT (as in "rhetorical what")

Examples of Usage
English Sentence

My favorite flavor of ice cream is butter pecan.

ASL Gloss

ICE CREAM MY #FAV FLAVOR WHAT? BUTTER P-E-C-A-N.

English Sentence

Honesty is very important in a relationship.

ASL Gloss

RELATIONSHIP IMPORTANT WHAT? HONESTY!

English Sentence

For supper we're going to have spaghetti and meatballs.

ASL Gloss

SUPPER WHAT? SPAGHETTI MEAT B-A-L-L-S

English Sentence

I like to eat microwave popcorn for a snack.

ASL Gloss

S-N-A-C-K I LIKE EAT WHAT? MICROWAVE POPCORN.

English Sentence

Mandy Harvey became deaf at the age of 18. Interestingly enough, she was a singer on the television show "America's Got Talent."

ASL Gloss

M-A-N-D-Y H-A-R-V-E-Y HERSELF BECOME DEAF AGE 18. INTERESTING WHAT? SHE SINGER #TV PROGRAM QUOTE "AMERICA'S G-O-T T-A-L-E-N-T

English Sentence

Yesterday I saw a bald eagle outside my window.

ASL Gloss

YESTERDAY HAPPEN WHAT? WINDOW I LOOK SEE EAGLE.

English Sentence

My favorite sport to watch is college football.

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE SPORT WATCH WHAT? COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

English Sentence

What's the weather like today?

ASL Gloss

TODAY WEATHER WHAT?

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Michigan has black squirrels.

ASL Gloss

M-I-C-H HAS WHAT? BLACK SQUIRRELS.

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Pizza and movie night is every Friday.

ASL Gloss

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT WHAT? #PIZZA MOVIE.

English Sentence

My favorite food is pizza.

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE FOOD WHAT? #PIZZA.

English Sentence

Chuck Baird was an artist and founder of the De'VIA art movement, which conveys a Deaf world view through art.

ASL Gloss

C-H-U-C-K B-A-I-R-D HIMSELF DEAF ARTIST HE FOUNDED D-E V-I-A MEANS WHAT? SHOW-ALL (conveys) DEAF WORLD VIEW THROUGH ART.

English Sentence

Betty G. Miller was the first deaf woman to graduate from Gallaudet University with a doctoral degree in art. She was a famous artist who focused on the deaf perspective.

ASL Gloss

B-E-T-T-Y G M-I-L-L-E-R SHE FIRST DEAF WOMAN GRADUATE GALLAUDET RECEIVE P-H-D (doctoral) DEGREE WHAT? ART. SHE FAMOUS ARTIST WHY? SHE FOCUS DEAF VIEW.

English Sentence

My uncle is very good at telling tales of his life on the farm.

ASL Gloss

TALES MY UNCLE GOOD ABOUT WHAT? GROW UP FARM.

English Sentence

I have more than 100 pigs on my farm.

ASL Gloss

MY FARM HAVE WHAT? MORE-THAN 100 PIGS.

English Sentence

There was a famous protest at Gallaudet University in 1988 called Deaf President Now.

ASL Gloss

BACK YEAR 1988 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY HAPPEN WHAT? FAMOUS PROTEST CALLED DEAF PRESIDENT NOW.

English Sentence

My bedroom is purple.

ASL Gloss

MY BEDROOM COLOR WHAT? PURPLE.

English Sentence

Today is April Fools' Day.

ASL Gloss

TODAY WHAT? A-P-R-I-L F-O-O-L-S DAY.

English Sentence

Linda Bove is a deaf actress. She played the role of Linda the librarian on Sesame Street for 31 years.

ASL Gloss

L-I-N-D-A B-O-V-E HERSELF DEAF ACTRESS. SHE ACT #TV PROGRAM S-E-S-A-M-E S-T-R-E-E-T ROLE WHAT? L-I-N-D-A T-H-E LIBRARIAN CONTINUE 31 YEARS.

English Sentence

I have a Bachelor's degree in physics.

ASL Gloss

MY #BA DEGREE MAJOR WHAT? PHYSICS.

English Sentence

My Bachelor's degree is in Special Education.

ASL Gloss

MY #BA DEGREE WHAT? SPECIAL EDUCATION.

English Sentence

My pet rat’s name is Remy.

ASL Gloss

MY P-E-T RAT NAME WHAT? R-E-M-Y

English Sentence

What is your name?

ASL Gloss

YOUR NAME WHAT?

English Sentence

Florida is famous for having hurricanes.

ASL Gloss

F-L-A FAMOUS WHAT? HURRICANES.

English Sentence

My favorite movie is "Groundhog Day."

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE MOVIE WHAT? QUOTE G-R-O-U-N-D-H-O-G DAY.

English Sentence

My favorite science fiction movie is "Star Wars."

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE SCIENCE F-I-C-T-I-O-N MOVIE WHAT? QUOTE "STAR WARS"

English Sentence

My mother’s favorite flower is a rose.

ASL Gloss

MY MOTHER HER FAVORITE FLOWER WHAT? ROSE.

English Sentence

Flag Day honors our flag.

ASL Gloss

FLAG DAY MEANS WHAT? HONOR OUR FLAG.

English Sentence

My dream is to live near the ocean.

ASL Gloss

MY DREAM WHAT? LIVE NEAR OCEAN.

English Sentence

My favorite vegetable is corn on the cob.

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE #VEG (VEGETABLE) WHAT? CORN ON THE COB.

English Sentence

Today is Fathers Day!

ASL Gloss

TODAY WHAT? FATHERS DAY!

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My niece got a pink guitar for Christmas.

ASL Gloss

CHRISTMAS MY NIECE GOT WHAT? PINK GUITAR.

English Sentence

Our country needs peace.

ASL Gloss

OUR COUNTRY NEEDS WHAT? PEACE.

English Sentence

Deaf history includes the history of deaf people and their culture.

ASL Gloss

DEAF HISTORY INCLUDE WHAT? HISTORY AND CULTURE.

English Sentence

My grandfather is a dairy farmer.

ASL Gloss

MY GRANDFATHER WORK WHAT? DAIRY FARMER.

English Sentence

What color is your new car?

ASL Gloss

YOUR NEW CAR COLOR WHAT?

English Sentence

My sister has red hair.

ASL Gloss

MY SISTER COLOR HAIR WHAT? RED.

English Sentence

What is your favorite color?

ASL Gloss

YOUR FAVORITE COLOR WHAT?

English Sentence

Chemistry is my favorite class in school.

ASL Gloss

SCHOOL MY FAVORITE CLASS WHAT? CHEMISTRY.

English Sentence

What is your favorite food?

ASL Gloss

YOUR FAVORITE FOOD WHAT?

English Sentence

My favorite drink is apple juice.

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE DRINK WHAT? APPLE J-U-I-C-E?

English Sentence

M&M's are my favorite kind of candy.

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE CANDY WHAT? M-M.

English Sentence

Today is World Kindness Day.

ASL Gloss

TODAY WHAT? WORLD KINDNESS DAY.

English Sentence

I hope when I go to Las Vegas that I get a 7 or 11 when I roll the dice.

ASL Gloss

I GO LAS VEGAS DICE (ROLL DICE) HOPE HIT WHAT? 7 11.

English Sentence

We remember 9/11 on Patriot Day.

ASL Gloss

PATRIOT DAY WE DO WHAT? 9/11 REMEMBRANCE.

English Sentence

May 31st is a day of remembrance for veterans.

ASL Gloss

M-A-Y 31 WHAT? DAY REMEMBRANCE FOR V-E-T-E-R-A-N-S

English Sentence

My library has ASL story time every month.

ASL Gloss

EVERY MONTH MY LIBRARY HAVE WHAT? A-S-L STORY TIME.

English Sentence

After my long vacation, all of my plants had died.

ASL Gloss

LONG VACATION FINISH HAPPEN WHAT? MY PLANT PLANT PLANT DIED.

English Sentence

Hot cocoa is my favorite bedtime treat.

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE BEDTIME T-R-E-A-T WHAT? HOT COCOA.

English Sentence

I made a pledge to my family to exercise more.

ASL Gloss

MY FAMILY PLEDGE ME WHAT? EXERCISE MORE WILL I.

English Sentence

Lou Ferrigno is hard of hearing and is a motivational speaker who shares his life experiences. He’s been in many movies and TV shows, but is most famous for playing The Incredible Hulk.

ASL Gloss

L-O-U F-E-R-R-I-G-N-O HIMSELF HARD OF HEARING MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER ABOUT HIS CUMULATIVE EXPERIENCES. HE ACT MANY MOVIES #TV PROGRAMS BUT MOST FAMOUS ROLE WHAT? T-H-E I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E H-U-L-K

English Sentence

Labor Day means summer is over.

ASL Gloss

L-A-B-O-R DAY MEANS WHAT? SUMMER ENDS.

English Sentence

My favorite website is SigningSavvy.com.

ASL Gloss

MY FAVORITE W-E-B-S-I-T-E WHAT? S-I-G-N-I-N-G S-A-V-V-Y DOT COM.


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