A  Finger-Spelling  System


We show, how one may signal texts by one's fingers in an easy way, like by a keybord.   Purpose: communication with deaf and dumb people, or under noise or wenn silence is necessary. For greater distances, there is a similar system using one's arms.

A Finger-Spelling System

Assume we had a language with the following properly grouped sound system:

            i  e  a  o       vowels      humming
            n  m  l  v       consonants  humming
            s  f  t  p           "       not humming

These 12 sounds may be arranged in this order on a small keyboard, which would fit even on a computer-mouse. Also these 12 sounds can be attached to 12 points on the fingers as the following picture shows:                 vowels = nails       consonants = joints

To signal a sound, simply touch for a moment the point on your hand representing that sound (by the forefinger of the other hand). The end of a word is signaled by hinting the space between thumb and forefinger (or curve the pointing finger). The end of a sentence is signaled by closing the matrix hand.

An Arm-Spelling System

For greater distance. Instead of 4 fingers, there are 4 arm positions to represent a group of sounds. Instead of points on a finger, points on the left arm (hand, elbow, shoulder-joint) are pointed to (by the other arm).

 update:  2013-8-9