Definition: Definition: A human being considered as an individual.
It also is used as an agent for some ASL signs, such as TEACH+AGENT (teacher).
Gloss: /\WORD fs-SOLILOQUY | IX2 fs-MONOLOGUE [nod] IX1 | IX2 MEAN rh-q-WHAT/\ TWO-THEY MEAN /\ONE PERSON/\ LONG [gloss+++] SAME conj-UNDERSTAND/\ DIFFERENT conj-WHAT IX1 ONE PERSON MONO-TALK CL:1 PEOPLE CL:4-WATCH-PERSON TALKING | IX2 [neg] [gloss] ALONE MONO-TALK [gloss].
English equivalent: Both terms soliloquy and monologue refer to a long speech by one person, but a monologue can be addressed to other people, whereas in a soliloquy the speaker is always talking to him/herself.
Remind that glosses are NOT translation of the English equivalent of words. They are only symbols of the ASL signs themselves, not translating the meanings. For examples, [gloss] is an empty gloss that no gloss can fit a sign. Another, the gloss MONO-TALK is a made-up gloss to identify the sign accompanied with a facial grammar.
Look at the ASL translation in the video, not the glosses, for full equivalent of meaning and concept.
Image contributed by Adrean Clark.
Variation of writing PERSON.
Another written symbol in the si5s system.