When there is not a sign for a specific word Deaf people spell out the lestter of the word with their fingers.
People who use BSL also use fingerspelling. Certain words â€“ usually names of people and places â€“ are spelled out on the fingers. It is important to remember that fingerspelling alone is not sign language.
the alphabet expressed with positions of the hand and fingers. In ASL(American Sign Language) and other gestural systems of communication used by deaf people, proper names and technical terms or other words that do not have specifc signs may be spelled out using fingerspelling.
A manual alphabet in which different shapes of the hands and fingers are used to encode the alphabet. Fingerspelling is used by the deaf or hearing impaired in conjunction with American Sign Language.
Use of various hand and finger shapes and positions that represent the written alphabet. These positions can be strung together to form words.
an alphabet of manual signs
A form of communication in which each letter of the alphabet is indicated by a different hand/finger shape. Words for which there are no signs are spelled out in this manner.
Method of sign language interpretation that uses a manual alphabet to spell a spoken word.
Finger spelling is a standardized series of handshapes to form word. Each letter has its own particular word. Usually it is used when there is no sign for a particular word.
Fingerspelling (sometimes known as dactylology) is the representation of the letters of a writing system, and sometimes numeral systems, using only the hands. There are many manual alphabets (also known as finger alphabets or hand alphabets) in use, past and present â€” especially in deaf education and, subsequently adopted as a distinct part of a number of sign languages around the world.