Su-jsl-yubimojiNow that I am getting a grip on the basic syllabaries of Nihongo, I decided to explore the vagaries of the Japanese sign language.

Best place to start seems to be with the equivalent of the manual alphabet in ASL, the Japanese manual syllabary. This might actually help me a lot with bridging the gap between thinking in English and beginning to think in Japanese. Learning the syllables by how they are pronouced instead of using the romanji as a crutch.

Wiki actually has a nice compilation of the manual syllabary. Fantastic! I lurv the internets on somedays ….