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fingerspelling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfingerspellingfin‧ger‧spell‧ing /ˈfɪŋɡəˌspelɪŋ $ -ɡər-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 a system of speaking to people who are deaf by touching their hand with your fingers and making the shapes of letters
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fingerspellingIn most languages with writing systems alphabetic fingerspelling has been available for over two hundred years.In both countries fingerspelling has become incorporated into sign language communication and deaf people will use fingerspelling with one another.As far as can be made out, systems of fingerspelling have always come about by hearing invention.The most significant finding is that when signing is added to fingerspelling, communication level increases further.
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