How to Sign the Letter I in Sign Language

The alphabet serves as a bridge to literacy in sign language. Just like learning to read and write in spoken languages, learning the sign language alphabet provides the foundation for reading and writing in sign language. The letter “I” is a vowel and used moderately in sign language.

Directions for Signing the Letter I in Sign Language

Hold your dominant hand in a fist, palm facing outward, with only your pinky finger standing upright.

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Learn how to sign the rest of the alphabet:
A | B | C | DEF | G | H | I | JK | L | M | N | OP | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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