Move Your Digits! – Written ASL Diacritics

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A single digit looks lonely and frozen on the page. Breathe life into it by using one of the five written ASL diacritics!

The Five Diacritics: Hinge, Rotational, Rattle, Flutter, and Edge

Here are a few examples that use the hinge, rotational, and flutter diacritics:

Yes in written ASL


Finish in written ASL


Democrat in written ASL


For more on diacritics, check out How to Write American Sign Language!

Many thanks to Julia Dameron and Erik Call for their excellent work on the handshape photographs!

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