Ogham Hand Signing

Ogham is such a unique alphabet, that it can be communicated without writing it down to read. One example of this is hand signing. Following are examples of how this is done by using any straight part of the body as the ridgeline or spine of the letter. For example, a finger held rigid, the bridge of the nose, the arm, leg and so forth.


B - Place 1 finger of the right hand below the ridgeline

L - Place two fingers of the right hand below the ridgeline

F - Place three fingers of the right hand below the ridgeline

S - Place four fingers of the right hand below the ridgeline

N - Place five fingers of the right hand below the ridgeline

H - Place one finger  of the left hand above the ridgeline

D - Place two fingers of the left hand above the ridgeline

T - Place three fingers of the left hand above the ridgeline

C - Place four fingers of the left hand above the ridgeline

Q - Place five fingers of the left hand above the ridgeline

M - Place one finger of either hand slantwise across the ridgeline

G - Place two fingers of either hand slantwise across the ridgeline

Ng - Place three fingers of either hand slantwise across the ridgeline

Z - Place four fingers of either hand slantwise across the ridgeline

R - Place five fingers of either hand slantwise across the ridgeline

A - Place one finger of either hand perpendicular across the ridgeline

O - Place two fingers of either hand perpendicular across the ridgeline

U - Place three fingers of either hand perpendicular across the ridgeline

E - Place four fingers of either hand perpendicular across the ridgeline

I - Place five fingers of either hand perpendicular across the ridgeline


                       Extra Letters

Ch - Cross the index fingers of both hands at the ridgeline

Th - Touch the Index and Middle finger of the left and right hand together at the ridgeline

P - Interlace the Index and Middle finger of the left and right hand below the ridgeline

Ph - Spiral the Thumb or Index finger below the ridgeline

X - Interlace the four fingers of both hands above the ridgeline




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