Sign Language Alphabet

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Sign Language Alphabet - Letter A

Sign Language - Letter A
Sign Language - Letter A. © Jamie Berke

Here is how to do the sign language alphabet. I took these pictures myself.

The letter A looks very similar to a lowercase written letter A. Four fingers down, with the thumb up next to them looking very much like the "tail" of a lowercase written A.

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Sign Language - Letter B

Sign Language - Letter B
Sign Language - Letter B. © Jamie Berke

To make a B, which looks like a lowercase b, put four fingers up, and the thumb across the palm.

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Sign Language - Letter C

Sign Language - Letter C
Sign Language - Letter C. © Jamie Berke

The letter C also resembles a lowercase c. Make a C shape with the entire hand.

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Sign Language - Letter D

Sign Language - Letter D
Sign Language - Letter D. © Jamie Berke

The letter D is more difficult and many people confuse the letter D with the letter F, which is coming up. The important thing to remember is that the shape of the fingers is literally identical to a written lowercase d.

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Sign Language - Letter E

Sign Language - Letter E
Sign Language - Letter E. © Jamie Berke

To me, the letter E, which resembles a written lowercase e, is an uncomfortable letter to make. Four fingers down and the thumb bent and pointing forwards; the bending thumb makes it uncomfortable.

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Sign Language - Letter F

Sign Language - Letter F
Sign Language - Letter F. © Jamie Berke

Three fingers up for F, as shown below.

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Sign Language - Letter G

Letter G
Letter G. © Jamie Berke

Thumb and index finger out and parallel, for the letter G.

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Sign Language - Letter H

Letter H
Letter H. © Jamie Berke

Put out another finger for the letter H.

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Sign Language - Letter I

Sign Language - Letter I
Sign Language - Letter I. © Jamie Berke

An I looks like a written lowercase I but without the dot. Be sure to use the pinky finger.

A-I J K-T U-Y Z

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