Finger Pointing

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ASL Sign Jotting isn't intended to write down how to produce a sign exactly.  It is only meant to be able to jot down how to produce a sign recognizably.

Variations are inevitable.  The finger-pointing direction is generally more important than the palm facing direction.  Signers tend to leave their wrists in a natural position and bend the fingers to the correct pointing direction.  
Therefore it does take some imagination to "sound-out" an ASL word written using ASLSJ.

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cn4UoU\ = yes

cn4 = S handshape

U = palm out

oU\ = rotate hand at wrist until palm down



cfnWiUqD = think

cfn = bent-1 handshape

W = forehead height

iU = palm in

qD = move hand onto body



cn4pU\ cfnU\hvB = time

cn4p = nondom S handshape

U\ = nondom hand palm down

cfn = dominant bent-1 handshape

U\ = dominant hand palm down

hvB = touch dominant hand down onto nondom hand



cfu2CUq^ = look at you

cfu2 = bent-V handshape

C = chin height

U = palm out

q^ = move at palm facing direction (out)



cfu4CUq^A = all eyes on you

cfu4 = bent-4 handshape

C = chin height

U = palms out

q^A = move hands at palm facing direction (out)


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