How to Sign the Letter L 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 “L” is used moderately when spelling out words and in many signs.Directions for Signing the Letter L in Sign Language

Hold up your dominant hand, palm facing outward, with thumb and index fingers standing upright at a 90-degree angle to each other, to resemble the letter “L,” while other fingers are curled in.

Directions for Signing the Letter L in Sign Language

Hold up your dominant hand, palm facing outward, with thumb and index fingers standing upright at a 90-degree angle to each other, to resemble the letter “L,” while other fingers are curled in.

A Little Something Extra 

Laurent Clerc was a prominent figure in Deaf history. He was a Deaf educator from France who, along with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, established the first permanent school for the Deaf in the United States, now known as the American School for the Deaf.

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