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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sno-ahdy = yes
sn = S handshape
o = palm out
-a = twist hand
hd = palm down
y = repeat

lbfi-z = think
lb = bent-1 handshape
f = forehead height
i = palm in
-z = move hand onto body

psd-lbd-tdy = time
ps = base S handshape
d- = base hand palm down
lb = wide bent-1 handshape
d = wide hand palm down
-td = touch wide hand down onto base hand
y = repeat

vbno-o = look at you
vb = bent-V handshape
n = chin height
o = palm out
-o = move out

ebnoo-oo = all eyes on you
eb = bent-4 handshape
n = chin height
oo = palms out
-oo = move hands out


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