What is manual alphabet?

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

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

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 ...
History Of Sign Language - Development of Sign Language
... 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 among and with deafies ... 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 ...
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 ...
Polish Sign Language - Manual Alphabet
... Polish Sign Language uses a one-handed manual alphabet based on the alphabet used in Old French Sign Language ...
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 ...

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)

    If the accumulated wealth of the past generations is thus tainted,—no matter how much of it is offered to us,—we must begin to consider if it were not the nobler part to renounce it, and to put ourselves in primary relations with the soil and nature, and abstaining from whatever is dishonest and unclean, to take each of us bravely his part, with his own hands, in the manual labor of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)