Conjunction: WRONG in American Sign Language

Conjunction is a word that connect words, phrases, or clauses. The conjunction, which can be glossed as conj-wrong, is one of some common ASL conjunctions. It is not literally "wrong" as in "mistake" in either English or ASL sense. It connotates more of "suddenly without warning" or "unknowingly" in ASL.

Gloss: wrong as a conjunction in ASL.

Like other conjunctions, WRONG-conj is usually accompanied with raised eyebrows. (a gloss symbol /\ for raised eyebrows).

For examples:

English translation with ASL gloss for the conjunction: The doctor asked me if I have any allegries. I said no. Okay, I got a flu shot conj-wrong I became badly ill.

Glosses: doctor ix-R ask-me if i have allegries any. no (ix-R). intej-fine, shot-on-arm /\wrong/\ i sick laid-up.

Another example:

I worked so hard studying for the final exam. I showed up all ready for the exam /\big-wrong/\ it was the wrong course I studied.

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