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How to sign conversational terms?

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Just trying to fill out my conversational vocabulary, I can't find signs for "don't", "want", "need", "or", "she", "he", "always", and general tense modifiers for the future and the past?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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Hey Isaac!

I am also learning BSL, so if anyone wants to correct this then please do!

Don't

English = I don't like tea / BSL = I [shakes head and negative expression while signing "like"] LIKE TEA

Want / Need (same sign, you can tell the difference by lipreading what is said simultaneously)

https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/want-1.html

Need can also be replaced by must sometimes: https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/must-1.html

Or

https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/or-1.html

She / He

https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/it-1.html

Always

https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/always-1.html

Timelines

As you seem to know, BSL tenses work by first placing what you are saying in a timeline, for example very recent past, last week, soon, later on, next year, in a second etc. Mnay of these can be found on the site I have been using so far:

https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/

Or this one:

https://www.signbsl.com/

Hope this helps!

Lucy

 

I also have a question, and maybe you know the answer to it? 

 

 

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