Cued Speech chart
To cue a word:
- Divide word into sequence of Consonant-Vowel(CV) pairs.
- For each CV pair, place the consonant handshape at the vowel placement
while mouthing the corresponding consonant-vowel phoneme pair. Note that:
- Consonants with no following vowel are cued at the side placement.
- Vowels with no preceding consonant are cued with handshape 5.
Other rules to keep in mind:
- At the side placement:
- /oe/ and /ah/ require a 1-inch forward movement.
- /uh/ requires a downward movement (between 1/2" and 3/4").
- Consecutive identical cues require that the placement be touched twice
(At the side, a "flick" is used to represent two touches).
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