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  • BSL Fingerspelling Alphabet

    Fingerspelling is a way of spelling words using hand movements. The fingerspelling manual alphabet is used in sign language to spell out names of people and places for which there is not a sign. Fingerspelling can also be used to spell words for signs that the signer does not know the sign for, or to clarify a sign that is not known by the person reading the signer. Fingerspelling signs are often also incorporated into other BSL signs.

    British Sign Language (BSL) uses the two-handed alphabet however some other sign languages use the one-handed alphabet.


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    BSL 2 Handed Fingerspelling Alphabet


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    • Favourite is the thrumb not the index finger I first signed with. x
    • I suppose it's a cliche to say that I've always wanted to learn sign language, but never found the time. I also teach scuba diving in my spare time, and I'm hoping to make diving more accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. I'm only a couple of lessons in but with a bit of practice I hope to be able to speak to you (in BSL) soon.
    • I’m Harriet, I’ve recently started learning BSL but I’ve been meaning to do so for years. I’m in uni studying psychology in order to be a therapist and I would love to learn this beautiful language in order to be able to help a wider range of people :)
    • Hi. I am looking to learn sing language. I tried to learn a few months ago, but life got in the way. This will be really useful to me I work with the public. I find that it is taking me a long time to get to grips with some of the signs. I am looking forward to meeting you all                                
    • Hello, I’ve been learning BSL for a few weeks now and I am really enjoying it.
    • Hi, I'm new to BSL and struggling to get things to stick. DO you find song signing a better learning platform than the online tutorials?  Thanks Michael
    • Hey peeps, I'm new to BSL and trying my hardest to retain the little I have learnt. I'm really looking forward to the journey ahead and meeting new people on here. I currently live in Lincolnshire (South) and I work within the Urgent and Emergency sector of the NHS as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. There are two passions I have which are healthcare and motorbikes. Hope to speak with some of you soon.
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