a chart for signing the alphabet and number 1 to 10

Finger Spelling Notes:

  • Some of the hands above are turned to make the signs easier to learn. The letter H is actually done with your palm facing your body. For all the other letters, your palm faces the listener. For the numbers, 1-5 face toward you; 6-10 face the listener.
  • The letter G can be done as shown, or turned to the side, with your thumb and forefinger on top.
  • Keep your hand steady; don't "bounce" it with each letter.
  • The letters above show the "proper" formation. Feel free to make small variations to keep your hand comfortable.