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Communication by means of a manual alphabet.

fin′ger·spell′ v.


(ˈfɪŋ gərˌspɛl ɪŋ)

communication in sign language by means of a manual alphabet.
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Noun1.fingerspelling - an alphabet of manual signs
sign language, signing - language expressed by visible hand gestures
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The modules developed includes sign language representation of 200 words or more, letters of the alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling with user-defined words, and formation of user-defined sentences.
This paper mainly focuses on the fingerspelling based sign language recognition of basic 31 alphabets of Tamil language.
These adaptations include using tactile communication, such as braille and fingerspelling, to interact with customers and employees.
Bowden, "Spelling it out: Real-time ASL fingerspelling recognition," in Proc.
Computers can have special fonts installed, such as ASL fingerspelling or Dyslexie (an easier to read font for people with dyslexia).
You will discover in-depth expansion features in American Sign Language, fingerspelling, numbers and the deaf culture.
fingerspelling," which she sees as "the only way to precisely represent written English on the hands" (178).
Although fingerspelling a word does not itself denote an understanding of the concept, the fluency of the signing and fingerspelling can be an indicator of conceptual understanding (Padden, 2006).
Standard transcription techniques were used, including the following representation of fingerspelling (e.
Learn fingerspelling or some basic British Sign Language (BSL).
We went out for only a few weeks, and we were never serious, but she grew tired of fingerspelling my name pretty quickly--I did, too--so she gave me a name sign to streamline the process.