One-handed Sign for &.

&

One-handed Sign for &.

One-handed Sign for A.

A

One-handed Sign for A.

Two-handed Sign for A.

A

Two-handed Sign for A.

"A decree of the Council and Assembly dating from about 450 B.C."—Webster, 1913

An Athenian Inscription

"A decree of the Council and Assembly dating from about 450 B.C."—Webster, 1913

One-handed Sign for B.

B

One-handed Sign for B.

Two-handed Sign for B.

B

Two-handed Sign for B.

One-handed Sign for C.

C

One-handed Sign for C.

Two-handed Sign for C.

C

Two-handed Sign for C.

One-handed Sign for D.

D

One-handed Sign for D.

Two-handed Sign for D.

D

Two-handed Sign for D.

One-handed Sign for E.

E

One-handed Sign for E.

Two-handed Sign for E.

E

Two-handed Sign for E.

One-handed Sign for F.

F

One-handed Sign for F.

Two-handed Sign for F.

F

Two-handed Sign for F.

One-handed Sign for G.

G

One-handed Sign for G.

Two-handed Sign for G.

G

Two-handed Sign for G.

One-handed Sign for H.

H

One-handed Sign for H.

Two-handed Sign for H.

H

Two-handed Sign for H.

From an archaic Greek vase, a picture of horses and chariots.

Aryan Speaking People, Horses and Chariots

From an archaic Greek vase, a picture of horses and chariots.

One-handed Sign for I.

I

One-handed Sign for I.

Two-handed Sign for I.

I

Two-handed Sign for I.

One-handed Sign for J.

J

One-handed Sign for J.

Two-handed Sign for J.

J

Two-handed Sign for J.

One-handed Sign for K.

K

One-handed Sign for K.

Two-handed Sign for K.

K

Two-handed Sign for K.

One-handed Sign for L.

L

One-handed Sign for L.

Two-handed Sign for L.

L

Two-handed Sign for L.

"Below the pictured hieroglyphics in the first line is the same text in a simpler writing known as hieratic. The two systems, however, were not distinct; they were as identical as our own printed and written characters. The third line illustrates old Babylonian cuneiform, in which the characters, like the hieroglyphics, are rude and broken down pictures of objects. Derived from them is the later cuneiform shown in lines four and five."—Webster, 1913

Beginning of Written Language

"Below the pictured hieroglyphics in the first line is the same text in a simpler writing known as hieratic.…

One-handed Sign for M.

M

One-handed Sign for M.

Two-handed Sign for M.

M

Two-handed Sign for M.

Combat between Menclaus and Hector, Aryan Speaking people. Greek writing was just beginning therefore this is probably the earliest known vase bearing a Greek inscription.

Aryan Speaking People, Menclaus and Hector

Combat between Menclaus and Hector, Aryan Speaking people. Greek writing was just beginning therefore…

One-handed Sign for N.

N

One-handed Sign for N.

Two-handed Sign for N.

N

Two-handed Sign for N.

One-handed Sign for O.

O

One-handed Sign for O.

Two-handed Sign for O.

O

Two-handed Sign for O.

The one-handed sign language alphabet.

One-handed Alphabet

The one-handed sign language alphabet.

One-handed Sign for P.

P

One-handed Sign for P.

Two-handed Sign for P.

P

Two-handed Sign for P.

One-handed Sign for Q.

Q

One-handed Sign for Q.

Two-handed Sign for Q.

Q

Two-handed Sign for Q.

One-handed Sign for R.

R

One-handed Sign for R.

Two-handed Sign for R.

R

Two-handed Sign for R.

One-handed Sign for S.

S

One-handed Sign for S.

Two-handed Sign for S.

S

Two-handed Sign for S.

One-handed Sign for T.

T

One-handed Sign for T.

Two-handed Sign for T.

T

Two-handed Sign for T.

The two-handed sign language alphabet.

Two-handed Alphabet

The two-handed sign language alphabet.

One-handed Sign for U.

U

One-handed Sign for U.

Two-handed Sign for U.

U

Two-handed Sign for U.

One-handed Sign for V.

V

One-handed Sign for V.

Two-handed Sign for V.

V

Two-handed Sign for V.

One-handed Sign for W.

W

One-handed Sign for W.

Two-handed Sign for W.

W

Two-handed Sign for W.

One-handed Sign for X.

X

One-handed Sign for X.

Two-handed Sign for X.

X

Two-handed Sign for X.

One-handed Sign for Y.

Y

One-handed Sign for Y.

Two-handed Sign for Y.

Y

Two-handed Sign for Y.

One-handed Sign for Z.

Z

One-handed Sign for Z.

Two-handed Sign for Z.

Z

Two-handed Sign for Z.