While this episode is about cleaning your house, it is also about taking care of some information I need to tell you about an upcoming book. First the vocabulary.
Concerning the new book, I needed to get some information from you. First I wrote a post about the book and how that I need input to know where to make the book available. Please comment there or send me an email.
This is LearnSigns episode 31: House Keeping
Taking care of the house.
CLEAN – This is CLEAN as in just something is CLEAN. It is NICE. That is also the sign for NICE. CLEAN. And then you can do WASH like this, or you can do WASH with your open hand. So CLEAN and then WASH or WASH.
Now depending on what you are WASHING as to what the sign is. If you are WASHING plates, you’ve got something that is flat. This is the sign for PLATES. You are showing something that is flat. I am doing it right in front of me in a flat manner. PLATE. You can do WASH because you are WASHING plates
And this is the sign for CUP. Something you drink out of. You can WASH the cup CLEAN inside. And then WASH clothes, like a WASHING MACHINE would WASH clothes. You will see some people do WASH clothes like this like you have a washboard and you are scrubbing the clothes. But this would be WASH clothes, or you could do WASH clothes. Either one of those.
VACUUM – Like you are pushing the VACUUM cleaner around the room.
GARBAGE, TRASH, GARBAGE
CLEAN or CLEAN
And then WASH
WASHING PLATES would be anything flat like that. You could WASH the car also.
And this is PLATE. This is CUP.
WASH clothes. WASHING MACHINE.
Now the reason I wanted to call this one house keeping is because I wanted to talk to you about something besides the signs. So, just some extra things.
I am working on a book that should be released next Wednesday, April 17. And I need two things from you. One is I need to know what platform you want the book on. It is going to be an ebook. Because I use the Kindle, then I am certainly planning on releasing it on the Kindle. But what other platforms do you use that you would like me to make the book available at? I can make it for the Kobo, the Nook, other ereaders. But I need to know where you buy your books.
You can let me know by sending me an email, david [at] learnsigns [dot] com. Or you can go to LearnSigns.com/book and there is a blog post that I wrote about the book. And you could just leave a comment there as to where you would like the book to be available.
So that is the first thing you can do for me. Is let me know where you would like to have the book.
The book is going to be…the first 2 weeks is going to be available for $5. After that I’m going to raise the price to $8. But the first 2 weeks you can get the book and get access to that very—I think—very inexpensively. And it is a book about tips and tricks on how to learn sign language. It is not so much vocabulary. But it is how to learn signs. For example, the lesson we did on fingerspelling. It is all written down in a nice easy form so that you can get the rules for fingerspelling and how to become a better finger speller.
And then secondly what I need is I need help designing a cover. My regular designer for things like this is moving right now. So this gives you an opportunity—the LearnSigns community—to participate in the book. And if you would like to be able to help me with that, you can contact me at david [at] learnsigns [dot] com and I can give you all the specs and we can talk about things. But, of course, I am trying to get it done before the book is due to be released next week.
It can be a last minute addition, but it needs to be available before I put the book out there for people to buy. So I would appreciate your help on that.
So this is, LearnSigns.com/31 and you can get information about the book at LearnSigns.com/book and I would appreciate any feedback you that you could give me on where you would like the book to be made available. And if any body could help me design a cover, I would appreciate that as well.
Thanks for watching.