How to Sign the Letter X 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 “X” is one of the least common letters in American Sign Language but it is still important to know how to sign.

Directions for Signing the Letter X in Sign Language

Hold your dominant hand in a fist, palm facing sideways, with your index finger sticking out and bent into a hook.

A Little Something Extra 

The letter "X" represents the importance of intersectionality when discussing Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Deaf and HOH individuals may also identify with other diverse communities, such as LGBTQ+, racial or ethnic communities, or individuals with disabilities. Recognizing and respecting the intersecting identities and experiences of individuals is crucial in promoting inclusivity and understanding.

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