Sign language alphabets

Manual alphabet is used to fingerspell a series of the alphabetical letters to form a phonetic or a spoken/written word of another language. E.g. a person's name, a place, a technical word, etc.

There are different manual alphabets around the world. Some countries have similar manual alphabets with a few modifications, borrowing an alphabet from one another, but their signed languages remain to be distinct.

American manual alphabet for kids

You can download the poster (pdf) of American Manual Alphabet.

Fingerspelling charts