Location Symbols

The following symbols are used to represent the location at which a sign is performed on or relative to the signer’s body. Facial features are shown on the dominant side only and in a neutral position (see non-manuals). For locations that require a proximity (T, C, N, and F), the appropriate symbol is placed on a specific point on the head or torso grid. (For signs with a non-dominant hand location, the proximity symbol is placed on the hand with no location symbol.)


proximity table

Typical Locations

location table

Other Locations

other locs table

Head Grid


Torso Grid (zero space)