Talk:Two-handed manual alphabets

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This comment was recently added to the main article with revision notice "08:02, 11 December 2005 Munkymaze (Notes on remembering)". I think it's more appropriate here. —Felix the Cassowary (ɑe hɪː jɐ) 23:27, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

--- Although the letter Z may have some significance to the letter Z in writing. As for the letter G, it could possibly mean Ground like you're grounding something, pepper or the like. These are just my suggestions, I live in London, UK and am currently learning BSL. I can fingerspell the whole alphabet. H could be the 'Hand'??
The above are simply my opinion and what I think the possibilities could be. Do not take it to heart ---

Letter G[edit]

The signed G does represent the letter G. The "G" resembles the circles of a serif lowercase g:

far left g

Pengo 01:35, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Added section[edit]

I know that the alphabet I posted (Another THM method) is used in Canada/US and is not related to BSL. I'm assuming that these 2 alphabets are to each other what ASL and BSL are to each other. Do the separate alphabets have different names, or are they both simply called THM? (I didn't know there was another THM alphabet until I saw this page.)

PS I will try to post pictures of the letters in the fall - perhaps I'll make animated gifs (that's probably wishful thinking). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Thanks for adding that; please do add the images when you get a chance. In fact, these are two versions of the same alphabet. The one you posted has been modified for tactile signing (used by deafblind people). The subordinate hand is stationary, so can be held out by the receiver, while the other person (dominant hand) signs onto their palm. Can you describe the contexts where you have seen this alphabet used?
There are other two-handed alphabets (see manual alphabet). I will update the aritcle now. ntennis 02:19, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

I use this two-hand manual alphabet with people who are DeafBlind in Canada - it is also used for DB people to communicate with each other. Since it is often their primary mode of communication, they spell extremely fast:)

posted a video of the DB alphabet. I hope it's not too fast to follow along.


Are there any pictures of these signs? While one can imagine that the description is clear, the description for "B" could be rendered in any one of a infinite different ways.

I'm in the process of getting the picture together. I'm using my own camera to capture the signs.--NeilEvans 23:49, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
I finally added pictures to the page.--NeilEvans 01:18, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Ok what happened to the picture I uploaded, it has been deleted. There was a note on the image page for a while that the image was being transferred to Wiki Commons but I can't find it on that website.--NeilEvans 20:22, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Ok I did some more searching and found the image so it has been added back.--NeilEvans 20:27, 13 December 2006 (UTC)