Manual Alphabet

  • (noun): An alphabet used by the deaf; letters are represented by finger positions.
    Synonyms: finger alphabet

Some articles on manual alphabet, alphabet, manual, manual alphabets:

Polish Sign Language - Manual Alphabet
... Polish Sign Language uses a one-handed manual alphabet based on the alphabet used in Old French Sign Language ...
Chilean Manual Alphabet
... The Chilean manual alphabet is used by the Chilean Deaf community to sign Spanish words, and is incorporated into Chilean Sign Language ... It is a one-handed alphabet, similar enough to the American (Usonian) manual alphabet for the two to be mutually intelligible, except for the letters Q (touch the jaw), T (touch the lips), S and X (trace the ...
German Sign Language - Manual Alphabet and Fingerspelling
... German Sign Language uses a one-handed manual alphabet ('Fingeralphabet' in German) derived from the French manual alphabet of the 18th century it is related to manual ...
History Of Sign Language - Development of Sign Language
... therapy, setting out a method of oral education for deaf children by means of the use of manual signs, in the form of a manual alphabet to improve communication ... From Bonet's Alphabet, deaf children at Charles-Michel de l'Épée's school has adopted and adapted into what is now the French manual alphabet ... The French manual alphabet was published in the 18th century, which has arrived basically unchanged until the present time ...
List Of Writing Systems - Segmental Scripts - True Alphabets - Manual Alphabets
... Manual alphabets are frequently found as parts of sign languages ... American manual alphabet (used with slight modification in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Paraguay, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand) British manual alphabet (used in some of the Commonwealth of ...

Famous quotes containing the words alphabet and/or manual:

    I believe the alphabet is no longer considered an essential piece of equipment for traveling through life. In my day it was the keystone to knowledge. You learned the alphabet as you learned to count to ten, as you learned “Now I lay me” and the Lord’s Prayer and your father’s and mother’s name and address and telephone number, all in case you were lost.
    Eudora Welty (b. 1909)

    A great deal of unnecessary worry is indulged in by theatregoers trying to understand what Bernard Shaw means. They are not satisfied to listen to a pleasantly written scene in which three or four clever people say clever things, but they need to purse their lips and scowl a little and debate as to whether Shaw meant the lines to be an attack on monogamy as an institution or a plea for manual training in the public school system.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)