Articles tagged as Fingerspelling Tips
Are you a new learner to signing and wondering which hand you should use ... especially if you are left-handed? Read on to discover tips on choosing which hand should be your "dominant hand" for signing.
This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. These examples are all from the alphabet.
One of the first concepts covered in beginning or basic sign language classes is fingerspelling. There are a few common mistakes that are made by many beginner signers related to fingerspelling. Hopefully you can recognize them in your own practice and avoid making bad habits that are difficult to break.
Signs for common names? My name is John, which, as you may guess, is a pretty common name. The benefit of having a common name growing up is that whenever I went into a gift shop that had items with names on them, such as cups, buttons, belts, or what-have-you, I could always find one with my name on it. In sign langage, unlike the items in the gift shop, there is no sign for John. That is, there is no ...