The ASL Alphabet Explained

The ASL alphabet contains the most important 26 signs you will ever learn. That is why it is especially important that we get it right the first time. It also helps to be aware of common variations of certain letters so you are not thrown off by it when trying to read someone else’s fingerspelling.

This is a great video to review even if you have already learned the alphabet before. For instance, have you ever noticed that on various pictures of the ASL alphabet, the letter Z is shown being “drawn” in the air two different ways.

– Is there a right or wrong way of signing Z?
– Why do some people sign the letters M and N differently?
– What’s a screaming E?

I answer all of these questions and more as I go through and explain the complete ASL alphabet one letter at a time.

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