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American Sign Language: ASL Alphabet

Updated on December 4, 2011

A

A closed fist with the thumb to the side.
A closed fist with the thumb to the side.

B

An open palm with the thumb at the center of the palm.
An open palm with the thumb at the center of the palm.

C

An open curved palm with the thumb curved and extended out.
An open curved palm with the thumb curved and extended out.

D

Index finger extended with the remaining fingers meeting the thumb.
Index finger extended with the remaining fingers meeting the thumb.

E

Fingers and thumb bent inward.
Fingers and thumb bent inward.

F

Index and thumb touch while remaining fingers are upright and spread apart.
Index and thumb touch while remaining fingers are upright and spread apart.

G

Hand is held sideways, the Index finger and thumb are extended.
Hand is held sideways, the Index finger and thumb are extended.

H

Index and middle fingers extended and hand is held sideways.
Index and middle fingers extended and hand is held sideways.

I

Pinky finger is extended.
Pinky finger is extended.

J

Pinky finger is extended, a J motion is made from the signers perspective.
Pinky finger is extended, a J motion is made from the signers perspective.

K

Index and middle fingers are extended and apart, the thumb is placed between them.
Index and middle fingers are extended and apart, the thumb is placed between them.

L

Index finger and thumb are extended outwards.
Index finger and thumb are extended outwards.

M

Closed fist with the thumb between the pinky and ring fingers.
Closed fist with the thumb between the pinky and ring fingers.

N

Closed fist with the thumb between the ring and middle fingers.
Closed fist with the thumb between the ring and middle fingers.

O

Curved fingers and thumb meet.
Curved fingers and thumb meet.

P

Index and middle fingers extended and separated, the thumb is placed between them, The hand faces downward.
Index and middle fingers extended and separated, the thumb is placed between them, The hand faces downward.

Q

Hand faces downward with the index and middle fingers extended.
Hand faces downward with the index and middle fingers extended.

R

Index and middle fingers crossed.
Index and middle fingers crossed.

S

Closed fist with the thumb in front of the fingers.
Closed fist with the thumb in front of the fingers.

T

Closed fist with the thumb between the middle and index fingers.
Closed fist with the thumb between the middle and index fingers.

U

Index and middle fingers are extended and together
Index and middle fingers are extended and together

V

Index and middle fingers are extended and spread. (Peace Bro!)
Index and middle fingers are extended and spread. (Peace Bro!)

W

Index, middle and ring fingers are extended and spread.
Index, middle and ring fingers are extended and spread.

X

Index finger is extended and bent.
Index finger is extended and bent.

Y

Pinky and index fingers are extended.
Pinky and index fingers are extended.

Z

Index finger is extended and used to draw Z from the signers perspective.
Index finger is extended and used to draw Z from the signers perspective.

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      Crazdwriter 

      8 years ago

      Very nice job on here, lurking! I love the pictures and how they show the alphabet perfectly. Beautifully done! :-)

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      maddartist 

      8 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Those are some sexy hands ;)

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