Dutch Cued Speech

Visuele Spraakinformatie-Cornett or Visi-C is the name for the Dutch adaptation of Cued Speech.

Consonants

Handvormen (Handshapes)

Medeklinkers (Consonants)

d, p, h, zj
k, v, z
s, r
b, n
m, f, t
l, w, sj
ch, g
j, tj, ng

The fifth handshape is used in cases where the vowel isn’t preceded by a consonant. For example, the words aan and in.

Vowels

Position

Vowels

Examples

ə, u

oo

aa

de (the), bus (bus)

boot (boat)

baas (boss)

i

a

kip (chicken)

bad (bath)

e

oe

o

bed (bed)

boek (book)

bot (bone)

ie

eu

biet (beet)

beuk (beech)

ee

uu

beek (brook)

duur (expensive)

Diphthongs (tweeklanken) are cued using a smooth movement from one position to the other.

ou, au: zij-keel (side to throat)

ui: mond-keel (mouth to throat)

ei, ij: wang-keel (cheek to throat)

Publications

  • Wat is Visi-C? Hoe wij dove en slechthorende kinderen ermee kunnen helpen: een klein gidsje. (1986). Harmelen, The Netherlands: Stichting Visuele Spraakinformatie-Cornett.