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Sign Language Flashcards – Free Printable Worksheet


Sign Language Flashcards – Free Printable Worksheet

While watching the news on BBC or any esteemed news organization, you might have noticed a person waving hands and using different gestures with each word the news anchor says. That person isn’t there waving their hand for nothing instead, he is using sign language to deliver the news to those who can’t hear. Sign languages are languages used to convey meaning to those who can’t hear. Though it is meant primarily to communicate with those who cannot hear, it is good to know sign language generally.

Sign languages are expressed through hand gestures. Though these are expressed through the hand, sign languages are not universal. There are several different sign languages with each country having one of its own. These are fully-fledged languages with their own lexicon and grammar. Such languages are completely separate and distinct from English. It contains all the fundamental features of languages, with its own rules for pronunciation, word formation, and word order.

Sign Language Flashcards

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This week we bring to you these American Sign Language Flashcards to teach your kids, or yourself the American sign language. The American Sign Language is expressed by movements of the hands and face. It is the primary language of many North Americans and is used by many people across the continent. Since the alphabets are the basics of each language, we start with learning the twenty-six alphabets in sign language. These are represented through different hand gestures and motions which the viewer can recognize and form into words. As with other languages, there are several ways of expressing ideas in ASL too.

These vary in expression as ASL has regional accents and dialects. It also has regional variations in the rhythm of signing, pronunciation, slang, and signs used. Given below are the different flashcards with the alphabets and the signs that represent the letters.

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Sign Language Flashcards

Sign languages have developed as useful means of communication over time. Although it is used primarily by the deaf and those who find it difficult to hear, it is also used by those unable to physically speak. These are also used by those who have trouble with spoken language due to a disability or condition, or those with deaf family members.

Download and print the flashcards. Use these and practice the hand movements and gestures to learn the alphabet. After this, you can go on to learn the different rules and grammar of the language. Download and get started now.

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