A-Z in BSL

Hello, I have picked some random signs to share with you all for a BSL British Sign Language Dictionaryto .

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In ASL this is Tiger.
Doughnut– Figure spell ‘D’ then tap the side of chin with ball of hand.
Environment- Flat primary hand makes a circle around upward pointing index finger of secondary hand.

Ghost– Both arms stretched out just below shoulder height with open hands and slightly bent wrists.
Hippo– Closed hands held in front of body. Hands make small up & down movements towards then away from each other.

Love– Hands cross over on left side of chest.

New– Primary hand brushes up behind secondary hand

Party– Both hands facing each other with thumb and little fingers extended make repeated twisting movement at head level.

Repeat– Index and middle finger extended to make ā€˜Vā€™ shape. Twist at wrist to make small repeated backward and forward movements.


Umbrella– Both closed hands held in front of body with primary hand above secondary hand. Primary hand makes upwards movement as if opening an umbrella.
Volunteer– Tips of index finger and thumb of primary hand touching to form a circle – with hand facing signer. Hand starts by shoulder and moves forwards.

Yellow– Fingerspell ‘Y’ twice

Unfortunately I could not find any pictures for X (X-ray) and Z (Zebra), but their are videos for them here; http://www.signbsl.com/sign/x-ray and http://www.signbsl.com/sign/zebra

Sign Language has lots of variation in some signs as they have evolved and changed but most of them are fairly similar in every part of the country.

Sorry for all the different sizes.
These sign are all from, http://www.british-sign.co.uk/british-sign-language/dictionary/.
Happy Signing.