B in Sign Language – Video & Image Included
Today, we’re going to learn how to spell B in sign language. You may be asking why we used the word ‘spell’ rather than ‘say.’
That’s because it’s exactly what we do when we learn British Sign Language BSL or another sign language, such as American Sign Language ASL. Let us explain.
You may be familiar with the notion of the sign language alphabet if you are a member of the deaf community or have worked with deaf individuals. It consists of a series of hand gestures used to spell words or individual letters. We’ll need to use these fingerspelling alphabets to sign the letter ‘B.’
Fingerspelling is distinct from all other aspects of spoken language. One of the reasons we occasionally have to use these manual alphabets is word order.
Let’s start. Note that today we’ll only be discussing BSL.
B in Sign Language
Watch the entire video, which we posted below.
Don’t worry if it moves too quickly for you. Each stage will be discussed in further detail below.
Before we begin, remember that BSL is a two-handed sign language. That implies you’ll be communicating with both hands.
We use our dominant hand for one movement and our non-dominant hand for aiding gestures in several signs. When signing, never switch your dominant hand. This will confuse the person with whom you are conversing.
Now, follow the directions listed below.
1. Start with a normal posture.
2. Raise both of your hands to your chest.
3. Make an ‘O’ shape with your fingers in both of your hands. Join your hands to form a binocular shape like in the picture above. Your fingers will look like they’re kissing each other.
4. While signing, pronounce the letter.
So, that’s how we sign B in British Sign Language. Check that the person with whom you are conversing can properly see you. Anyone may easily misinterpret the message if the signer’s movements are not evident. You must practise the sign on a regular basis if you want to learn it; otherwise, you risk forgetting it over time. Maintain a gorgeous smile on your face as well. Smiles allow people to connect quicker.