Spatial Agreement Verbs

However, four signatories to this group establish forms that can be considered a first step towards identifying an agreement. Take, for example, a clip showing a man throwing a ball at a girl. A signatory signed: I FATHER, FEMALE CHILDZ-2 I THROWZ-2 `I am the father, the child is there, I throw (to the child)`. The next step towards an agreement system is seen when the verb is no longer limited to the Z axis. Some signatories have established forms in which the initial position of the sign is on the body of the signatory and whose final point is directed towards a spatial place associated with the object`s argument. However, it is essential that the position associated with the argument is not on the Z axis, but on the right or left of the signatory (see Figure 2). In other words, the “loose” end of the verb can be addressed to any position related to an argument at the signature level. These forms can be considered as marked verbs for an agreement with a single argument.4 The reanalysis of the final position of the verb as Morpheme marking agreement with an argument is over. This morphum is not limited to a certain value (a point in space on the Z axis), but may accept any value of an R locus associated with the verb argument.

Such forms are found in the responses of the signatories of the three groups, but they are much more common in the group 3 responses. They represent 41% and 47% respectively of the single agreement forms in groups 1 and 2 and 81% of the group 3`s single agreement forms. In addition, spatial adequacy can also show how far something is. If something is far away, it can be shown if it is shown by turning the hand movement with the outstretched index finger, moving in slow motion and shaking the front hand by turning forward. At the same time, the head is slightly tilted backwards and the eyes are peeled as on the Farway object. Conversely, if an object is very close, this is shown in ASL pointing at it as if it were so close that you will have to remove your picky arm in a chicken wing position, bend its elbow and wrist, point at an angle down and forward. While you are showing this way, one can use an un manual or natural behavior, synonymous with proximity and called the cheek to the shoulder, in which you raise the shoulder of your arm and put your cheek near the shoulder raised while you clench your teeth. The last phase of the development of the adaptation of the verb is when the end point of the verb, so far solid and poured by the body, is articulated by the body and reanalysised as a marker of subject arguments.

If such a reanalysis occurs, one could say that the verb has left the body; it is no longer of the body, because a place on the body is not part of its lexical specifications (phonological). A verb form marked for conformity with two reference data of the 3rd person moves from one position in space to another, often on the axis of space X (left-right) (see Figure 3). The body represents the first person, and the verb only moves to or from the body if one of the arguments is the first person. If no argument of the first person is involved, the verbs move between positions in space that are associated with the two arguments of the verb.