A chart of sign language writing digits

These handshape primes found in ASL (American Sign Language) are the smallest units of language (ASL). This set of handshape primes is called "handshape paramater".

A single ASL word/sign is made up of these five parameters: handshape, movement, location, palm orientation, and non-manual marker. Each parameter has a number of primes. E.g. there are over 45 handshape primes.

ASL handshape chart

The sign language handshape chart is organized into categories from "O" to "10" using the Lapiak/Handspeak categorization system. Each handshape prime contains digits from ASLwrite and and si5s.

digits
"sandbox"
ASLwrite
si5s
handshape digit
Gloss: 0-o
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 0-flat
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 0-flat
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
Gloss: 0-baby
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit handshape digit
0-babyflat
handshape digit
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 0-babyc
handshape digit
handshape digit
Not available.
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-num
handshape digit
palm out handshape digit
palm in
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-claw
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-claw2
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-d
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-bend
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-g
handshape digit
handshape digit
.
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handshape digit
1-bend L
handshape digit
1-thumb (L)
handshape digit
Adopted.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 2-num
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 2-bend
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
2-claw
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
2-close or 2-u
handshape digit
handshape digit
2-h
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
2-cross
handshape digit
Adopted.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-num
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-claw
.
handshape digit

3-close
handshape digit

3-spread
handshape digit handshape digit

3-g
handshape digit
or handshape digit
handshape digit
3-bend
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-flat
handshape digit
side handshape digit
out
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-inverse
handshape digit
3-k
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-p

3-r
handshape digit
handshape digit
4-num
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
4-close
handshape digit
handshape digit
palm in handshape digit
palm out
handshape digit
4-claw
handshape digit
handshape digit
4-bend
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
5-num
handshape digit handshape digit

5-close
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
5-claw
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
5-half
handshape digit
handshape digit
5-bend
handshape digit
handshape digit

5-g
handshape digit

5-split
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit
5-c
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
6-num
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
6-claw
handshape digit
handshape digit
6-inverse (y)
handshape digit
Borrowed from SVG
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
7-num
handshape digit
handshape digit
7-8
handshape digit

7-8 o handshape digit

7-8 ILY
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
7-open
handshape digit
handshape digit
8-num
handshape digit
handshape digit
8-inverse
handshape digit
Fingerspelling A
8-open
Fingerspelling A
Fingerspelling A

9-num Fingerspelling A
Fingerspelling A

9-open handshape digit

10-thumb handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit

10-a handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit

10-s handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit

10-t handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit

10-t (eu) handshape digit
handshape digit

10-n handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit

10-m handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit

0-e handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit

1-inverse handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit

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