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

Yes

Finish in written ASL

Finish

Democrat in written ASL

Democrat

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

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

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