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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 si5s. ASLwrite is primarily focused on and the digits are continuously experimented and evolved in the ASLwrite community.

digits
"sandbox"
ASLwrite
si5s
handshape digit
Gloss: 0-o
handshape digit handshape digit
Experimented in 2015.
handshape digit handshape digit
Discontinued (2015?)
handshape digit
Gloss: 0-oval
handshape digit handshape digit
Experimented in 2015.
handshape digit handshape digit
Discontinued (2015?).
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 0-flat
handshape digit handshape digit handshape digit
Experiments, 2015.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-num
No experiment. Satisfied.
handshape digit
Palm out. handshape digit
Palm in.
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-claw
.
handshape digit handshape digit
Variation.
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-claw2
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-d
handshape digit handshape digit
palm out handshape digit
palm in
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 1-baby-d
handshape digit
Experimented, 2015.
handshape digit
.
handshape digit
1-inverse
Adopted.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
Gloss: 2-num
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit
2-claw
.
handshape digit handshape digit
Variation.
handshape digit
handshape digit
2-close or 2-u
.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
2-h
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
2-cross
No experiments, satisfied.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
Gloss: 2-bend
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-num, palm in. handshape digit
3-num, palm out.
.
handshape digit
Palm out.
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-claw
handshape digit handshape digit
Experiments, 2017.
handshape digit
handshape digit
.
3-close
Adopted.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
Gloss: 3-g
handshape digit handshape digit handshape digit
.
handshape digit
3-g, closed. Or, 3-flat.
handshape digit
side handshape digit
out
Experimented, 2015.
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-bend
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-inverse
handshape digit
handshape digit
3-k
.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
3-p
handshape digit
3-r
Adopted.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
4-num
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
4-close
handshape digit
palm out, 2017
handshape digit
handshape digit
palm in
handshape digit
4-claw
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
4-bend
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
5-num
handshape digit handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
5-close
Adopted.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
5-c
handshape digit
Experiments, 2015.
handshape digit
Now used. handshape digit
Discontinued, 2015.
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
Experimented, 2015.
handshape digit
.
handshape digit
5-g
handshape digit
Experiments, 2015.
handshape digit
.

5-split
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
Same.
handshape digit
7-num
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
7-8
.
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
7-8 o
handshape digit
7-8 ILY
handshape digit
Same.
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
Adopted.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
10-a
Adopted.
handshape digit
Same.
handshape digit
10-s
Adopted.
handshape digit handshape digit
Same.

10-t (eu) handshape digit
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
handshape digit
10-t
handshape digit
Experiment, 2015.
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
10-n
handshape digit handshape digit
Experiment, 2015.
.
handshape digit
handshape digit
10-m
handshape digit handshape digit
Experiment, 2015.
.
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
10-e
handshape digit handshape digit handshape digit
Experiments, 2015. Palm out, in.
.
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
Gloss: 0-baby
handshape digit
Experimented in 2015.
handshape digit
handshape digit
Discontinued (2015).
handshape digit
handshape digit handshape digit
Gloss: 20-babyc
handshape digit
Experimented in 2015.
handshape digit
Now used. handshape digit
Discontinued, 2015. Relegated to C.
.
handshape digit handshape digit
0-babyflat
handshape digit handshape digit
Experiments, 2015.
handshape digit
Now used.
handshape digit
handshape digit
Gloss: 20-g
handshape digit handshape digit handshape digit
Experimented, 2015.
handshape digit
Now adopted. handshape digit
Discontinued, 2015. Relegated to 5-g.
.
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handshape digit
1-bend L
handshape digit
20-L

Adopted.
handshape digit
Same.

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