How to Sign the Letter S in Sign Language

The sign language alphabet forms the basis of communication in sign language. By understanding and using the alphabet signs, you can spell out words, names, and specific terms that may not have their own unique sign. The letter “S” is important because it is one of the most common letters and used frequently.

Directions for Signing the Letter S in Sign Language

Hold your dominant hand in a fist, palm facing outward, with your thumb tucked in front of the fingers.

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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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