Signs for B

Meaning: The second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

Related signs: C.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

How to write ASL for letter B

Written ASL digit for the alphabetical letter B. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2019]

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Language game: Can you think of as many ASL signs that begin with the dominant-handed handshape of B (thumb inside) and B-open as possible?

It's a great activity for word review in ASL classes sometimes before an exam. It's also a good brainstorming exercise for alliteration in ASL poetry.

Here is a list of some examples for the handshape B (thumb inside): BEER, BROWN, ...

And for B (thumb open): CHILDREN, HAPPY, PRAY, SING, SMELL, STOP, WOOD, ...

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