Sign Steps

ASLSJ words are formed using a pattern of syllables.  Each syllable can have a key letter to tells you the kind of syllable.

p = base handshape
m = wide handshape
q = height / body location
h = palms facing direction
j,t = wide hand direction touching onto base hand, or direction away from base hand
v = hand or finger movement

These key letters are used on additional syllables after the initial movement.  On smaller words, most of these prefixes are omitted.