Handshape 3

Handshape 3 represents the consonant phonemes /hhh, sss, rrr/. It is typically introduced early in an introductory curriculum (often following handshape 5). Because it represents the phoneme /sss/, it is important for pluralization (e.g., cats), possessives (e.g., Chip’s), and verb agreement (e.g., he walks).

 

Mnemonic Phrases

  • horse
  • sea horse
  • red hot sun
  • horrible reeking stench
  • rattlesnakes hiss

Practice

Handshape 3 and Vowels

air, C, cease, ear, hairy, hare, hearse, her, here, hi, high, higherhoe, horse, hour, house, how, or, our, race, rear, recess, rehearse, rice, row, rye, sauce, saucer, see, sew, sigh, so, sour, soy, who

Handshape 3 and Other Handshape Cues

base, best, Claire, crops, feast, fire, ghosts, green, grew, help, leased, must, red, roof, sail, same, scraped, skull, space, stairs, streets, strong, suit, through, tossed, trunks, whole

More Practice

20,000+ Words that Use Handshape 3 - created by the Word List Generator

139 Words that Only Use Handshape 3 and Vowels - created by the Word List Generator

See Also

 

 

cats

  • /kæˈts/
  • /kaˈts/
  • /kăˈts/
  • 2t5s3s

chips

  • /ʧɪˈps/
  • /chiˈps/
  • /chĭˈps/
  • 8t1s3s

walks

  • /wɔˈks/
  • /wawˈks/
  • /wôˈks/
  • 6c2s3s

air

  • /ɛˈr/
  • /ehˈr/
  • /ěˈr/
  • 5c3s

c

  • /siˈ/
  • /seeˈ/
  • /sēˈ/
  • 3m

cease

  • /siˈs/
  • /seeˈs/
  • /sēˈs/
  • 3m3s

ear

  • /ɪˈr/
  • /iˈr/
  • /ĭˈr/
  • 5t3s

hairy

  • /hɛˈri/
  • /hehˈree/
  • /hěˈrē/
  • 3c3m

hare

  • /hɛˈr/
  • /hehˈr/
  • /hěˈr/
  • 3c3s

hearse

  • /hɚˈs/
  • /hurˈs/
  • /hûrˈs/
  • 3m3s

her

  • /hɚˈ/
  • /hurˈ/
  • /hûrˈ/
  • 3m

here

  • /hɪˈr/
  • /hiˈr/
  • /hĭˈr/
  • 3t3s

hi

  • /hɑɪˈ/
  • /hieˈ/
  • /hīˈ/
  • 3s5t

high

  • /hɑɪˈ/
  • /hieˈ/
  • /hīˈ/
  • 3s5t

higher

  • /hɑɪˈɚ/
  • /hieˈur/
  • /hīˈûr/
  • 3s5t5m

hoe

  • /hoʊˈ/
  • /hohˈ/
  • /hōˈ/
  • 3sf

horse

  • /hoˈrs/
  • /hohˈrs/
  • /hōˈrs/
  • 3sf3s*3s

hour

  • /ɑʊˈɚ/
  • /owˈur/
  • /owˈûr/
  • 5s5t5m

house

  • /hɑʊˈs/
  • /howˈs/
  • /howˈs/
  • 3s5t3s

how

  • /hɑʊˈ/
  • /howˈ/
  • /howˈ/
  • 3s5t

or

  • /ɔˈr/
  • /awˈr/
  • /ôˈr/
  • 5c3s

our

  • /ɑʊˈr/
  • /owˈr/
  • /owˈr/
  • 5s5t3s

race

  • /reɪˈs/
  • /rayˈs/
  • /rāˈs/
  • 3c5t3s

rear

  • /rɪˈr/
  • /riˈr/
  • /rĭˈr/
  • 3t3s

recess

  • /riˈsɛs/
  • /reeˈsehs/
  • /rēˈsěs/
  • 3m3c3s

rehearse

  • /rəhɚˈs/
  • /rəhurˈs/
  • /rəhûrˈs/
  • 3sd3m3s

rice

  • /rɑɪˈs/
  • /rieˈs/
  • /rīˈs/
  • 3s5t3s

row

  • /roʊˈ/
  • /rohˈ/
  • /rōˈ/
  • 3sf

rye

  • /rɑɪˈ/
  • /rieˈ/
  • /rīˈ/
  • 3s5t

sauce

  • /sɔˈs/
  • /sawˈs/
  • /sôˈs/
  • 3c3s

saucer

  • /sɔˈsɚ/
  • /sawˈsur/
  • /sôˈsûr/
  • 3c3m

see

  • /siˈ/
  • /seeˈ/
  • /sēˈ/
  • 3m

sew

  • /soʊˈ/
  • /sohˈ/
  • /sōˈ/
  • 3sf

sigh

  • /sɑɪˈ/
  • /sieˈ/
  • /sīˈ/
  • 3s5t

so

  • /soʊˈ/
  • /sohˈ/
  • /sōˈ/
  • 3sf

sour

  • /sɑʊˈɚ/
  • /sowˈur/
  • /sowˈûr/
  • 3s5t5m

soy

  • /sɔɪˈ/
  • /soyˈ/
  • /soiˈ/
  • 3c5t

who

  • /huˈ/
  • /hueˈ/
  • /ho͞oˈ/
  • 3c