American Manual Alphabet


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Amer·i·can Man·u·al Al·pha·bet

(ă-mer'i-kăn man'yū-ăl al'fă-bet)
Specific hand and finger positions used to represent each letter of the alphabet, used in conjunction with American Sign Language and other sign languages.
See also: augmentative and alternative communication, fingerspelling, sign language

Amer·i·can Man·u·al Al·pha·bet

(ă-mer'i-kăn man'yū-ăl al'fă-bet)
Specific hand and finger positions used to represent each letter of the alphabet, used in conjunction with American Sign Language and other sign languages.

American manual alphabet,

n.pr a representation of alphabet letters using a variety of finger positions.
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Informative, detailed, illustrated, and enhanced with the inclusion of a Handshape Typology, an American Manual alphabet, as well as a listing of Symbols and Conventions, "A Historical and Etymological Dictionary of American Sign Language" is a critically important and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library American Sign Language reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
The first section comprises 124 pages of auxiliary material such as a brief history of English; a style manual; a section discussing five Western languages; alphabets for Braille, the American Manual Alphabet, Esperanto, Morse code, and Semaphore; and multiple choice vocabulary inventories (with answers) for grades 3 through 12, and college level.

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