User:Di gama/2009-09-17 handshape images
English: This set of images (225) comes from a number of photos I took of my hand in order to illustrate the different handshapes used in ASL. Although there is some subjectivity in which handshapes are used and in what frequency, this list reflects the current list at Wiktionary, and it may possibly have to be supplemented in the future if more handshapes are recognized. The reason for some of the odd angles is that I strove to make all the signs at my chest, because I did not have a suitable background, so for the most part the InForward images are pointing up, the TipForward are (of course) tip forward, and the others are pointing contralaterally.
The reason I chose nonstandard orientation specifications like "UlnarForward" rather than "PalmDown" or similar was because I was going on the theory that the reader can (mentally or physically) rotate the image, so images pointing up and down (for example) would be redundant. Instead, I focused on exposing different angles of the hand ("In", "Back", "Radial", etc.) to the camera ("Forward"). "Base" (from the wrist) angle is omitted in all cases for obvious reasons.This page is intended for display of the images and license. For information on the significance of these images, see the mirror page on Wiktionary.
|Author||Mario Carneiro (Di gama)|
(Reusing this file)