LearnSigns 002: Fingerspelling

Fingerspelling is an important part of Sign Language. Not only is it important, but it is something that many people struggle with doing well. This lesson contains some tips for fingerspelling properly which will also help you read fingerspelling better.

Fingerspelling Rules:

  • Keep your palm facing the person you are speaking with
  • Keep your hand still–don’t bounce
  • Spell with a smooth rhythm

Fingerspelling Tips:

  • Don’t spell individual letters
  • Spell whole words
  • Say the word aloud as you spell

Fingerspelling Practice Suggestions:

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