Lessons In SignWriting
Lesson Three: Contact

Basic Contact Symbols


is written with an asterisk.

Touch is defined as the hand gently contacting another part of the body.


is written with a plus sign.

Grasp is defined as the hand grasping a part of the body
or a piece of clothing.


is written with an asterisk between two lines.

In-between is defined as touching between two parts of the body, usually between fingers.


is written with two lines
crossing two lines.

Strike is defined as the hand forcefully contacting a suface.


is written with a circle
with a dark dot in the center.

Brush is defined as movement that contacts and then moves off
the surface.


is written with a spiral symbol.

Rub is defined as contact that moves, but stays on the surface.