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Signs for H
Definition: The eighth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
Previous letter: G and next letter I.
For those of you ASL beginners, it's an opportunity for you to practice your receptive practice in fingerspelling. Otherwise, enjoy the video.
The bilingual kindergarten Juli is doing her homework with her bilingual ASL-speaking mother. Juli's learning how to write the English words that start with "H" but both gals are talking in ASL (American Sign Language).
ASL Handshape H/U
Asides from the English letter H, let's brainstorm what ASL words that start with the handshape H/U (with the thumb closed)?
HARD-OF-HEARING, HARRY-POTTER, HOLY, HONEST, NAME, NURSE, KNIFE, SHORT (variation), SIT, SOON (regional variation)
Note that many other signs start with the handshape H with open thumb, such as BUTTER, HOSPITAL, FUNNY, CUTE, etc.
Some ASL signs with the handshape H can do with either closed or open thumb (phonological variation), such as NORMAL, NATURAL.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for the alphabetical letter H. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2019]