Common errors in ASL usage
Below is a few common errors in ASL usage.
Your and you're
How do these glosses your welcome and your right feel (look or sound, whichever synesthetically inclined you are) incorrect in ASL?
Gloss: your wrong.
It's wrong. This basic ASL sentence your wrong is wrong. It's equivalent to as "wrong is yours" in a possessive sense. See I avoided the video demo of your right (ha).
The ASL word your is a possessive pronoun (likewise in English), whereas you're is a contraction of you are in English. A few ASL students habitually sign your for you're.
Worse, not only those are confusing, a few ASL students even use ASL possessive pronouns for "they", "he", or "she", especially in the ASL 100 level and fewer continue into ASL 200 and further, despite that they were corrected every time. If you find yourself in this odd niche, break your habit.
application and to-apply
Another common incorrect usage of ASL words are application and to-apply.
Gloss: application (+ form) as in an application form or apply-for as in "to request or seek assistance, employment, or admission."
Gloss: apply-to as in "to be pertinent or relevant".
A few videophone interpreters used the ASL word apply-to(plu) in reference to "application form." It was confusing and incorrect.
The gloss apply-for / application (+ form) can be used as a verb and also as a noun, respectively.