Bent Fingers

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ASLSJ word represent handshapes using ASCII art of the fingers.  The fingers or thumb are straight (fully extended), open (spread apart), bent, or closed (touching the thumb).

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A handshape rn4 - Manual Alphabet "A" handshape has all fingers closed the palm, thumb flat against first finger

    bent-A handshape yn4 - "bent-A"; take Manual Alphabet "A" and bend the thumb forward

    open-A handshape jn4 - "open-A" (or 10 handshape); take Manual Alphabet "A" and spread out the thumb


B handshape cl4 - Manual Alphabet "B" handshape has all fingers together flat with the palm, thumb closed to palm

    bent-B handshape jf4 - "bent-B" (or Corner handshape); take Manual Alphabet "B", bend all the fingers, spread out the thumb

    open-B handshape jl4 - "open-B" (or Stop handshape); take Manual Alphabet "B" and spread out the thumb

    cfu4 - "bent-flat_B" (or Fourteen handshape); take Manual Alphabet "B", bend all the fingers

C handshape yf4 - Manual Alphabet "C" handshape has all fingers together and bent, thumb bent forward

    claw-5 handshape yfu4 - "bent-C" (or Claw handshape); take Manual Alphabet "C" and separate all fingers

    5 handshape jlu4 - "open-C" (or 5 handshape); has all fingers and thumb spread apart flat with the palm

D handshape lrf3 - Manual Alphabet "D" handshape has the first finger spread out, the second through fourth fingers together and bent, thumb touching second finger

E handshape f3rf - Manual Alphabet "E" handshape has all fingers together and bent, thumb touching fourth finger

    ylu4 - "first-of-five"; take Manual Alphabet "E" and spread apart all fingers, leaving thumb bent forward

    bent-4 handshape cfu4 - "bent-4"; take Manual Number "4" and bend all fingers

    4 handshape clu4 - Manual Number "4" handshape has all fingers spread apart flat with the palm, thumb closed to palm

F handshape rfl3 - Manual Alphabet "F" handshape (or 9 handshape) has second through fourth fingers spread apart and extended, first finger bent, thumb touching first finger

    rfu4 - "bent-F"; take Manual Alphabet "F" and bend second through fourth fingers

    open-F handshape jfl4 - "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" (yfn)
* Manual Alphabet "H" uses the same handshape as the Manual Alphabet "N" (f2rn)

l2rfl - Manual Number "7" handshape has first, second, and fourth fingers spread apart flat with the palm, third finger bent, thumb touching third finger

    jl2fl - "open-7" (or Freshman handshape); take Manual Number "7" and spread out the thumb

I handshape cn3l - Manual Alphabet "I" handshape has the fourth finger spread out, and thumb wrapped over the closed fingers

    Horns handshape clnl - "open-I" (or Horns handshape); take Manual Alphabet "I" and spread out the first finger
    bent-I handshape cn3f - "bent-I" (or Last handshape); take Alphabet "I" and bend the fourth finger forward

* Manual Alphabet "J" uses the same handshape as "bent-I" (cn3f)

K handshape lrt - Manual Alphabet "K" handshape has first finger spread out, second finger bent, thumb touching the middle knuckle of second finger

    open-K handshape jlf - "open-K" (or Twenty-Three handshape); take Manual Alphabet "K" and spread out the thumb

1 handshape cln - Manual Number "1" handshape has first finger spread out, thumb wrapped over the closed fingers

    bent-1 handshape cfn - "bent-1" handshape; take Manual Number "1" and bend the first finger

    L handshape jln - Manual Alphabet "L" (or "open-1" handshape); take Manual Number "1" and spread out the thumb

    jfn - "bent-L" (similar to "open-X" handshape); take Manual Alphabet "L" and bend the first finger forward

M handshape f3rn - Manual Alphabet "M" handshape has first, second and third fingers together and bent, thumb wrapped over the closed finger

    open-M handshape 
jf3 - "open-M"; take Manual Alphabet "M" and spread out the thumb

N handshape f2rn - Manual Alphabet "N" handshape has first and second fingers together and bent, thumb wrapped over the closed fingers

    bent-N handshape jf2 - "bent-N" (or Lobster handshape); take Manual Alphabet "N" and spread out the thumb

    closed-C handshape rf2 - "closed-N" (or No handshape); take Manual Alphabet "N" and thumb touching the first finger

O handshape rf4 - 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" "yfn"

8 handshape lrfl - 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 jlfl - "open-8" (or Feeling handshape); take Manual Number "8" and spread out the thumb

    ylfl - "bent-8" (or Feeling handshape); take Manual Number "8" and bend the thumb forward

R handshape ctl - Manual Alphabet "R" handshape has first finger extended, second finger wrapped behind first, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers

    ctf - "bent-R"; take Manual Alphabet "R", bend the first and second fingers, spread out the thumb

    open-R handshape jtl - "open-R"; take Manual Alphabet "R" and spread out the thumb

S handshape cn4 - Manual Alphabet "S" handshape has all fingers closed to palm, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers

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

U handshape cl2 - Manual Alphabet "U" handshape has first and second fingers together flat with the palm, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers

    bent-U handshape yf2 - "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 jl2 - "open-U" (or Gun handshape); take Manual Alphabet "U" and spread out the thumb

     rl2 - "flat-U" (or Trigger handshape); take Manual Alphabet "U" and line thumb against first finger

V handshape clu2 - Manual Alphabet "V" handshape has first and second fingers spread apart flat with the palm, thumb wrapped around the closed fingers

    bent-V handshape cfu2 - "bent-V" (or Eyes handshape); take Manual Alphabet "V" and bend the first and second fingers while keeping them separated
    3 handshape jlu2 - Manual Number "3" (or "open-V" handshape); take Manual Alphabet "V" and spread out the thumb
    bent-3 handshape yfu2 - "bent-3" (or Baseball handshape); take "bent-V" and bend the thumb

W handshape clu3 - Manual Alphabet "W" handshape has first, second and third fingers spread apart flat with the palm, thumb wrapped over closed finger

    open-W handshape jlu3 - "open-W" (or What handshape); take Manual Alphabet "W" and spread out the thumb

X handshape cfn - Manual Alphabet "X" handshape has first finger bent, thumb wrapped over the closed fingers

    G handshape yfn - "bent-X" (or G handshape or Q handshape); take Manual Alphabet "X" and bend the thumb

    baby-O handshape rfn - "closed-X" (or Baby-O handshape); take Manual Alphabet "X" and touch the thumb to the first finger

    open-X handshape jfn - "open-X" (or Baby-C handshape); take Manual Alphabet "X" and spread out the thumb

Y handshape jn3l - Manual Alphabet "Y" handshape has fourth finger and thumb spread out

    yn3f - "bent-Y" (or Trophy handshape); take Manual Alphabet "Y" and bend the first finger and thumb

    ILY handshape jlnl - ILY (or Airplane handshape); take Manual Alphabet "Y" and spread out the the first finger



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