Bent Fingers

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The first letter of an ASLSJ word represents a basic handshape A-Z.  The second letter is an adjustment showing whether the fingers or thumb is open (spread apart), bent, or closed (touching the thumb).  
ASL requires knowing the Manual Alphabet well.  I have assigned numbers with the letter (9 with F) or with an letter adjustment (3 with open-V).

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A handshape an - Manual Alphabet "A" handshape has all fingers closed the palm, thumb flat against first finger
    bent-A handshape ab - "bent-A"; take Manual Alphabet "A" and bend the thumb forward
    open-A handshape ae - "open-A" (or 10 handshape); take Manual Alphabet "A" and spread out the thumb

B handshape bn - Manual Alphabet "B" handshape has all fingers together flat with the palm, thumb closed to palm
    bent-B handshape bb - "bent-B" (or Corner handshape); take Manual Alphabet "B", bend all the fingers, spread out the thumb
    open-B handshape be - "open-B" (or Stop handshape); take Manual Alphabet "B" and spread out the thumb
    bnb - "bent-flat_B" (or Fourteen handshape); take Manual Alphabet "B", bend all the fingers

C handshape cn - Manual Alphabet "C" handshape has all fingers together and bent, thumb bent forward
    claw-5 handshape cb - "bent-C" (or Claw handshape); take Manual Alphabet "C" and separate all fingers
    5 handshape ce - "open-C" (or 5 handshape); has all fingers and thumb spread apart flat with the palm

D handshape dn - Manual Alphabet "D" handshape has the first finger spread out, the second through fourth fingers together and bent, thumb touching second finger

E handshape ec - Manual Alphabet "E" handshape has all fingers together and bent, thumb touching fourth finger
    ece - "first-of-five"; take Manual Alphabet "E" and spread apart all fingers, leaving thumb bent forward
    bent-4 handshape eb - "bent-4"; take Manual Number "4" and bend all fingers
    4 handshape en - Manual Number "4" handshape has all fingers spread apart flat with the palm, thumb closed to palm

F handshape fn - Manual Alphabet "F" handshape (or 9 handshape) has second through fourth fingers spread apart and extended, first finger bent, thumb touching first finger
    fb - "bent-F"; take Manual Alphabet "F" and bend second through fourth fingers
    open-F handshape fe - "open-F" (or Open Chain handshape); take Manual Alphabet "F" and spread out the thumb

* Manual Alphabet "G" uses the same handshape as "bent-X"
* Manual Alphabet "H" uses the same handshape as the Manual Alphabet "N"

hn - Manual Number "7" handshape has first, second, and fourth fingers spread apart flat with the palm, third finger bent, thumb touching third finger
    he - "open-7" (or Freshman handshape); take Manual Number "7" and spread out the thumb

I handshape in - Manual Alphabet "I" handshape has the fourth finger spread out, and thumb wrapped over the closed fingers
    Horns handshape ie - "open-I" (or Horns handshape); take Manual Alphabet "I" and spread out the first finger
    bent-I handshape ib - "bent-I" (or Last handshape); take Alphabet "I" and bend the fourth finger forward

* Manual Alphabet "J" uses the same handshape as Manual Alphabet "I" with an added hand twist

K handshape kn - Manual Alphabet "K" handshape has first finger spread out, second finger bent, thumb touching the middle knuckle of second finger
    open-K handshape ke - "open-K" (or Twenty-Three handshape); take Manual Alphabet "K" and spread out the thumb

1 handshape ln - Manual Number "1" handshape has first finger spread out, thumb wrapped over the closed fingers
    bent-1 handshape lb - "bent-1" handshape; take Manual Number "1" and bend the first finger
    L handshape le - Manual Alphabet "L" (or "open-1" handshape); take Manual Number "1" and spread out the thumb
    leb - "bent-L" (similar to "open-X" handshape); take Manual Alphabet "L" and bend the first finger forward

M handshape mn - Manual Alphabet "M" handshape has first, second and third fingers together and bent, thumb wrapped over the closed finger
    open-M handshape me - "open-M"; take Manual Alphabet "M"
 and spread out the thumb

N handshape nn - Manual Alphabet "N" handshape has first and second fingers together and bent, thumb wrapped over the closed fingers
    bent-N handshape nb - "bent-N" (or Lobster handshape); take Manual Alphabet "N" and spread out the thumb
    closed-C handshape nc - "closed-N" (or No handshape); take Manual Alphabet "N" and thumb touching the first finger

O handshape on - Manual Alphabet "O" handshape has all fingers together and bent, thumb touching first finger

* Manual Alphabet "Q" handshape uses the same handshape as "bent-X"

8 handshape qn - Manual Number "8" handshape has first, third and fourth fingers spread apart flat with the palm, second finger bent, thumb touching the second finger
    open-8 handshape qe - "open-8" (or Feeling handshape); take Manual Number "8" and spread out the thumb

R handshape rn - Manual Alphabet "R" handshape has first finger extended, second finger wrapped behind first, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers
    rb - "bent-R"; take Manual Alphabet "R", bend the first and second fingers, spread out the thumb
    open-R handshape re - "open-R"; take Manual Alphabet "R" and spread out the thumb

S handshape sn - Manual Alphabet "S" handshape has all fingers closed to palm, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers

T handshape tn - Manual Alphabet "T" handshape has first finger bent; thumb sticking up between first and second fingers

U handshape un - Manual Alphabet "U" handshape has first and second fingers together flat with the palm, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers
    bent-U handshape ub - "bent-U" (or open-N handshape); take Manual Alphabet "U" and bend the first and second fingers together, spread out the thumb
    open-U handshape ue - "open-U" (or Gun handshape); take Manual Alphabet "U" and spread out the thumb

V handshape vn - Manual Alphabet "V" handshape has first and second fingers spread apart flat with the palm, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers
    bent-V handshape vb - "bent-V" (or Eyes handshape); take Manual Alphabet "V" and bend the first and second fingers while keeping them separated
    3 handshape ve - Manual Number "3" (or "open-V" handshape); take Manual Alphabet "V" and spread out the thumb
    bent-3 handshape veb - "bent-3" (or Baseball handshape); take "bent-V" and bend the thumb

W handshape wn - Manual Alphabet "W" handshape has first, second and third fingers spread apart flat with the palm, thumb wrapped over closed finger
    open-W handshape we - "open-W" (or What handshape); take Manual Alphabet "W" and spread out the thumb

X handshape xn - Manual Alphabet "X" handshape has first finger bent, thumb wrapped over the closed fingers
    G handshape xb - "bent-X" (or G handshape or Q handshape); take Manual Alphabet "X" and bend the thumb
    baby-O handshape xc - "closed-X" (or Baby-O handshape); take Manual Alphabet "X" and touch the thumb to the first finger
    open-X handshape xe - "open-X" (or Baby-C handshape); take Manual Alphabet "X" and spread out the thumb

Y handshape yn - Manual Alphabet "Y" handshape has fourth finger and thumb spread out
    yb - "bent-Y" (or Trophy handshape); take Manual Alphabet "Y" and bend the first finger and thumb
    ILY handshape ye - ILY (or Airplane handshape); take Manual Alphabet "Y" and spread out the the first finger



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