How Sign in SEE?
What Would 2/3 Do?
New Vocabulary
All in the "Family"
Affixes
Complex Words
SEE Principles
(True/False)
100

Underline

Under+line

100

I like your haircut.

You look like your mother.

Sign the same

100

Rehearse

"practice" with RH "R"

100

What is another word in the "base" family?

element, fundamental, cellar, kindergarten, inferior, denominator, -neath, prime, -sub, theme

100

How do you sign the ending -ion/-sion/-tion?

S move down left palm

100

How do you sign classify?

Class + -ify

100

SEE was invented to replace ASL.

False. SEE is an educational tool that shows English on the hands.

200

Slept

Sleep+past tense

200

Leave the books on the table.

The leaves are beautiful.

Sign differently

200

material

"Thing" with RH "M"

200

What is another word/sign in the "expert" family of signs?

competent, excel, skill, talent

200

How do you sign the ending -ify?

F's twist like "make"

200

How do you sign subheading?

Sub- + head + -ing

200

When adding an affix it is best to isolate it and make it bigger.

False.  Affixes should flow from the base sign and not be emphasized more than the base word.

300

Need

"Must" with an N

300

Who will present the award?

Put the present under the tree.

Different

300

Meadow

"Land" with Right hand M

300

What is another sign in the "do" family of signs?

behave, manner

300

How do you sign the ending -ent/-ant?

Palm out T moves down side of Left hand palm

300

Who would you sign national?

Nation + -al

300

SEE uses 85% of ASL but adds initials to differentiate between words with the same sign in ASL.

True.  Almost all of the signs of SEE are connected to an ASL sign.

400

 butterfly

"butterfly"

400

He plays baseball every summer.

She has the main part in the play.

Same

400

Term

"Hour" with RH "T"

400

What is another sign in the "cord" family of signs?

cable, fiber, ribbon, string, thread, twine, wire, yarn

400

How do you sign the prefix re-?

Right hand R signs "again"

400

How would you sign unhopeful?

Un + hope + -ful

400

One sign can only represent one word in SEE.

True.  "A sign should be translatable to only one English word equivalent".

500

wisdom

wise+ (-dom)

500

You will have to pay a fine in court.

That cake looks fine enough to eat!

Same

500

Major

"straight" with RH "M"

500

What is another sign from the "friend" family?

acquaint, colleague, mate, neighbor, partner, relate

500

How do you sign the prefix Un-?

Both U hands sign "not"

500

How would you sign rearrangement?

Re + arrange + -ment

500

SEE does not use visual features to add meaning.

False.  Skilled SEE signers add clarity to their English signs by using placement, directionality, etc. in their signing.

600

misbehavior

mis+behave+(-or)

600

Use the saw to cut down the tree.

I saw a bird in the tree.

Different

600

Contagious

"Influence" with C  opening to palm down

600

What is another sign from the "way" family?

canal, glacier, path, road

600

How do you sign the ending -ous?

Palm out O draws a "u"

600

How would you sign visitation?

Visit + -tion

600

SEE discourages speaking or mouthing the words when you sign.

False.  "Always speak/mouth when you sign and let facial expression and body English aid in communication."

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