How to Fingerspell in B S L (British Sign Language)

The Alphabet in BSL

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How to Fingerspell in B S L (British Sign Language)
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In each country there are accents; a wee Scottish lass sounds different to a Cockney Eas'ender! It's the same with BSL. Signs vary according to regions. This is the alphabet used in London...

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VOWEL MEMORY TRICK: When you point at each finger, you are signing a vowel

VOWEL MEMORY TRICK: When you point at each finger, you are signing a vowel

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Use the index finger on your dominant hand as the pointer and use the other hand for support. E.g I'm righthanded so if I use my second finger on this hand to point to my thumb, I am signing "A"

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A. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

A. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

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B

B

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Memory Trick: B is for Binoculars

Memory Trick: B is for Binoculars

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C

C

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Memory Trick: Remember it may look backwards to you but the person you are signing to is opposite you, so it's right way for them

Memory Trick: Remember it may look backwards to you but the person you are signing to is opposite you, so it's right way for them

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D

D

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Memory Trick: This is a hard one...that's what he said 😜

Memory Trick: This is a hard one...that's what he said 😜

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E. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

E. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

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F

F

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Memory Trick: If you open up the horizontal fingers, it looks more like a F

Memory Trick: If you open up the horizontal fingers, it looks more like a F

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G

G

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Memory Trick: It looks like G in Times New Romans font

Memory Trick: It looks like G in Times New Romans font

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H

H

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Memory Trick: Swipe the top hand across

Memory Trick: Swipe the top hand across

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I. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

I. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

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J. Draw a J between your middle finger and thumb

J. Draw a J between your middle finger and thumb

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K

K

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Memory Trick: Baby K

Memory Trick: Baby K

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L

L

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Memory Trick: Baby L

Memory Trick: Baby L

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M

M

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Memory Trick: Capital M

Memory Trick: Capital M

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N

N

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Memory Trick: Capital M

Memory Trick: Capital M

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O. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

O. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

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P

P

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Memory Trick: Baby or Capital P

Memory Trick: Baby or Capital P

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Q

Q

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Memory Trick: Baby Q

Memory Trick: Baby Q

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R

R

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Memory Trick: Baby R

Memory Trick: Baby R

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S

S

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Memory Trick: Pinky Ssswear

Memory Trick: Pinky Ssswear

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T

T

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Memory Trick: Capital T

Memory Trick: Capital T

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U. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

U. Memory trick: Remember the VOWEL MEMORY TRICK!

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V

V

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Memory Trick: (it's slightly crude but...) She ain't a V, her legs are wide open

Memory Trick: (it's slightly crude but...) She ain't a V, her legs are wide open

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W

W

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Memory Trick: Hmm...no idea!

Memory Trick: Hmm...no idea!

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X

X

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Memory Trick: X Factor

Memory Trick: X Factor

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Y

Y

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Memory Trick: Y has a long tail with two branches on top

Memory Trick: Y has a long tail with two branches on top

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Z

Z

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Memory Trick: Erm...

Memory Trick: Erm...

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🎵 Now you know the ABC, next time won't you sign with me? 🎵

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