Keywords: aspect

Sign Definition

Definition in Auslan

As a Noun

1. In grammar, the way verbs are modified to show whether an activity is ongoing or complete. For example, compare ‘had eaten’ (completed) in “I had eaten dinner, when they arrived last night” with “was eating” (ongoing) in “I was eating dinner, when they arrived last night”. English = aspect


1. The signer in the video is giving an Auslan definition of the English term ASPECT as it is used in an educational or academic context, particularly when talking or writing about language and grammar.
2. There appear to be no Auslan signs associated with this term (but some signers represent this visually using depicting signs, once they have established the topic). If you know a sign for ASPECT used by yourself or other Auslan users (deaf people or interpreters) please go to "Report missing sign" and supply details. Thank you.