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Re^2: In base 1, the number after 0 is:

by FloydATC (Chaplain)
on May 02, 2014 at 06:25 UTC ( #1084737=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread In base 1, the number after 0 is:

Deaf people have improved this slightly :-)

They consider a hand with only the thumb extended to mean "6", while the index finger means "1". Zero is signed by forming a round shape using the thumb and index finger. This way they can sign the numbers 0 .. 9 using one hand only.

-- FloydATC

Time flies when you don't know what you're doing


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Re^3: In base 1, the number after 0 is:
by lidden (Curate) on May 02, 2014 at 07:40 UTC
    How do they do 5? Did you mean 5 when you typed 6?

      "5" is your hand with all fingers extended, "9" is all fingers except the pinky extended.

      "10" is signed "1" then "0".

      -- FloydATC

      Time flies when you don't know what you're doing

        I thought 10 was a thumb wiggle.

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