Temporal aspects: frequency and duration of an event in ASL
How does one express a frequency and duration of an event, using verbs in ASL? Many ASL verbs can be modulated to indicate information about frequency and duration of an event.
With a quick note in mind, a verb inflection of frequency generally has a straight, repeated movement of some verbs. Whereas, the verb inflection of duration has a longer, elliptical movement.
First, to give you an illustration of the regular verb WORK, see the difference of the movement between the regular verb WORK and two inflected verbs WORK of frequency and duration.
This work sign above is a regular verb. Its movement is regular and short.
Above, this inflected verb with longer, more elliptical movement indicates a duration of the action (e.g. WORK).
This inflected verb indicates a frequency of the action (e.g. regularly work; work daily).
To add more information shortly.