Until now, most attempts at machine translation into a signed language have been relatively word-for-word, producing sign that has none of the syntax of the target language. Not much effort has been put into producing fluent, idiomatic sign, in part because all of the attempts to date have also tried to deal with the task of sign synthesis at the same time.
This is just one variation of the sign. I sign WHY differently. American Sign Language is not a written language.
Therefore when signs are in written format, it's referred to as 'gloss' because you are not translating the language - you're merely trying to write it down in written format.
Gloss can even portray questions versus statements as in what is being done with your body language and facial expressions. English on the other hand is word-order. The other important concept I'm always teaching in class is that ASL does not have a word-to-word correlation with Engish.
Therefore, while many times you can ask 'what the sign for [fill in the blank word]? For example, going through college years ago, I wanted to know the sign for 'corrupt' - at the time my friend said, "well explain it to me.
WHY do you want the sign? Ding Ding Ding - it was a light bulb moment - Right! There isn't a word-to-word correlation so of course there doesn't always have to be a 1: So WHY do I write my signs in capital letters - now you know: This is me and my rendition of WHY.Extramanual marks are divided in two categories, facial expressions and body movements.
The first job of extramanual marks is to add meaning to an ASL word, and the second is to help with ASL grammar.
May 01, · Gloss Conversion I too, at 57, am an ASL student. In the second year you have to convert fables to gloss and present to the teacher and another Deaf adult your production.
Glossing in ASL When you write one language in another, the written information is known as "gloss." This include various notations to account for the facial and body grammar that goes with the signs.
ASL GLOSS REVIEW.
Write in your ASL Notes (or a a sheet of paper to put inside your ASL folder.) HOW TO GLOSS ASL: WRITE/LABEL each SIGNED word in the sentence.
Glossing: writing word-by-word transliteration. Gloss is generally defined as "an explanatory comment or note added to the text of a book". It is "words of explanation or translation of a foreign or strange word that needs explanation".
Apr 22, · Gloss translation is a kind of translation in which the translator attempts to reproduce the form and content of the original text (source text) as literally and meaningfully as possible.