basic-signs





ANIMAL
Hold either FLAT hand, but with balls of second and third fingers extended straight on ball of thumb, palm forward-inward and first and fourth fingers pointing upward in front of own shoulder, and with elbow on own side.
BIRD
Hold either THUMB and FIRST FINGER hand but with second finger also extended and its ball pressed on ball of thumb, thumb and first and second fingers pointing forward-inward and fingers upward, in front of own shoulder, and with elbow on own side.


















BUILDING
Hold either L-hand, back outward-upward and fingers inward-upward, in front of own shoulder





















COLOUR
Hold either SPREAD hand, back forward and fingers pointing inward, in line with own side.





















CONTAINER
Hold either CUPPED hand, palm upward and fingers forward-inward, in line with own side.























DRINK
Hold either O-hand hand back outward and fingers forward, in line with own side.




















FABRIC
Hold either SPREAD hand but with ball of thumb on nail of fourth finger, back forward and fingers pointing inward, in line with own side

























FIRE
Hold either 5 POINT hand, digits pointing upward and fingers forward-inward, in line with own side, at the same time moving all digits simultaneously and independently of one another.






















FISH
Hold either FLAT hand, back outward and digits pointing forward, at waist level, in line with own side, at the same time by wrist-action turning hand till its digits point (1) forward-inward and (2) forward-outward.






















FLOWER
Hold either COMPRESSED hand, digits pointing upward and fingers forward, in line with own side.






















FOOD
Hold either COMPRESSED hand, digits pointing inward and fingers forward, in line with own side.






















FRUIT
Hold either COMPRESSED hand, digits pointing downward and fingers forward, in line with own side.






















GROUND
Hold either CLOSED hand, back upward and fingers forward-inward, at waist-level and with elbow on own side.























INSECT
Hold either CLAWED hand, back upward and fingers forward, in line with own side; at the same time keeping digits bent and moving them, simultaneously and independently of one another.























METAL
Hold either 1 POINT hand, first finger pointing downward and fingers forward-inward, in line with own side.



















MIND
Put either FLAT hand, back upward-outward and digits pointing upward-inward, with balls of first, second and third fingers on own side of forehead.





















MONEY
Hold either Thumb and FIRST FINGER hand, thumb and first finger pointing downward and fingers forward-inward, in line with own side, at the same time sliding ball of thumb across ball of first finger: return to original position.





















PAPER
Hold either FLAT hand, palm upward-inward and digits pointing forward, in line with own side.


























PEOPLE
Hold either SPREAD hand but with balls of thumb and fourth finger held at one hand breadth apart, back outward and first, second and third fingers pointing upward, in front of own shoulder, and with elbow on own side.

























PERSON
Hold either FIRST FINGER hand but with thumb and second finger extended straight and pointing forward-inward, palm forward-inward and first finger pointing upward, in front of own shoulder, and with elbow on own side.






















PLANT
Hold either SPREAD hand, palm forward and fingers pointing upward, at waist-level: in line with own side.

























POSITION
Hold either FLAT hand but with thumb across palm and fingers closed over thumb, back outward and fingers forward, at waist-level. and with elbow on own side.
























RECREATION
Hold either SPREAD hand but with first, second and third fingers closed on palm, palm forward-inward and fingers upward, in front of own shoulder, and with elbow on own side.























REPTILE
Hold either COMPRESSED hand, digits pointing forward and fingers upward, in line with own side at waist-level, at same time by wrist-action turning hand till digits point (1) forward-inward, and (2) forward-outward.
























ROOM
Hold either L-hand, back outward and fingers upward, in front of own shoulder and with elbow on own side.



















STANCE
Hold either V-hand, back forward-inward and first and second fingers pointing downward, in line with own side and with elbow raised.


SUBSTANCE
Hold either FIST hand, back outward and fingers forward, in line with own side.



SURFACE
Hold either FLAT hand, palm upward and digits pointing forward-inward, at waist-level, and with elbow on own side.



THING
Hold either CLOSED hand, back downward and fingers forward-inward, at waist-level, and with elbow on own side.



THINK
Put either 1 POINT hand, first finger pointing inward and fingers upward, with tip of first finger on own side of forehead.



TIME
Hold either FLAT hand, back upward and digits pointing forward-inward, at waist-level, and with elbow on own side.



TOOL
Hold either THUMB & FIRST FINGER hand,  thumb and first finger pointing forward-inward and fingers forward, in line with own side.



TREE
Hold either SPREAD hand, palm forward and fingers pointing upward, in front of own shoulder, and with elbow on own side.



VEGETABLE
Hold either COMPRESSED hand, digits pointing forward and fingers upward, in line with own side.



VEHICLE
Hold either 0-hand, back downward and fingers inward, at waist-level, in line with own side.



WALL
Hold either FLAT hand, back outward and digits pointing upward, in front of own shoulder and with elbow on own side.



WATER
Hold either FLAT hand, back upward and digits pointing forward-inward, in line with own side, at same time vibrating hand horizontally forward-outwards and forward-inwards.
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