Sign Word List: BOOK: The Night Before Christmas (The Classic Edition)
Word 82 of 156

MUST

MUST
English Equivalent: MUST
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Understanding Glossing

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Savvy User Kathie W Savvy Member
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Glossing is the method of translating English to ASL and/or back. I am currently in the process of understanding this study. Your site has been excellent. However, some of your vocabulary offers examples in English but not Glossing.

So, how would you translate:

We must get this finished before the rain comes.

Would this work: BEFORE RAIN COMES (Time) WE MUST FINISH (Comment)

Thank you!

Kathie W

 

What is "this"??

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Admin
Thursday, December 24, 2015

In order to properly gloss this sentence for you, I would first need to know what "this" is that needs to get done. 

Thanks!

Understanding Glossing- 2

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Savvy User Kathie W Savvy Member
Monday, December 28, 2015

Thank you for your response. As for the question of "this", let's assume it represents "yard work".

Thus the sentence becomes: "We must get the yard work (this) finished, before the rain comes."

The last grade in my ASL course suffered due to my lack of understanding Glossing. So, it is my endeavor to improve.

Thank you for your help.  

ASL gloss

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Brenda Cartwright Savvy Admin
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hi Kathie, Here you go: Yard work must finish why? Before rain.  Keep practicing. BC

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