an alphabet of manual signs
Syn: ↑finger spelling
Derivationally related forms: ↑fingerspell
Hypernyms: ↑sign language, ↑signing

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  • Fingerspelling — The American Manual Alphabet which is used in American Sign Language Fingerspelling (or dactylology) is the representation of the letters of a writing system, and sometimes numeral systems, using only the hands. These manual alphabets (also known …   Wikipedia

  • fingerspelling — /fing geuhr spel ing/, n. the communication in sign language of a word or other expression by rendering its written form letter by letter in a manual alphabet. [FINGER + SPELLING] * * * …   Universalium

  • fingerspelling — noun a) The practice of representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands to spell out words. b) Any system for representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands. Syn: dactylology …   Wiktionary

  • fingerspelling — fin|ger|spell|ing [ˈfıŋgəˌspelıŋ US gər ] n [U] a system of speaking to people who are ↑deaf by touching their hand with your fingers and making the shapes of letters …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fingerspelling — fin•ger•spell•ing [[t]ˈfɪŋ gərˌspɛl ɪŋ[/t]] n. ling. communication in sign language by means of a manual alphabet • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • fingerspelling alphabet — /ˌfɪŋgəspɛlɪŋ ˈælfəbɛt/ (say .fingguhspeling alfuhbet) noun → manual alphabet. Also, fingerspelled alphabet …  

  • American manual alphabet — The American Manual Alphabet is a manual alphabet that augments the vocabulary of American Sign Language when spelling individual letters of a word is the preferred or only option, such as with proper names or the titles of works. Letters should… …   Wikipedia

  • Manually Coded English — (MCE) is a general term used to describe a variety of visual communication methods expressed through the hands which attempt to represent the English language. Unlike deaf sign languages which have evolved naturally in deaf communities, the… …   Wikipedia

  • American Sign Language — Infobox Language name=American Sign Language nativename= states=United States, Canada region=Anglophone North America signers=500,000 to 2 million in the USA alone (others unknown) family=emerging primarily from Old French Sign Language, with… …   Wikipedia

  • Auslan — language name=Auslan nativename=Australian Sign Language states=Australia region=Northern dialect (NSW, QLD) and Southern dialect (all other states) signers=6,500 (estimate) fam1=BANZSL iso2=sgn iso3=asfAuslan is the sign language of the… …   Wikipedia

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