How to Sign the Letter Y 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 “Y” is simple to learn and crucial for knowing how to spell words out in american sign language.

Directions for Signing the Letter Y in Sign Language

Hold up your dominant hand, palm facing outward, with thumb and pinky finger standing upright while the rest of the fingers curled in, just like the letter “Y.”

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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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