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Sign Language Lessons: Alphabet & Numbers : How to Sign Letters M, N, & O in Sign Language

Hello! My name is Melissa Schenk and on behalf
of Expert Village today we’re going to be learning about sign language. In the up coming
clips, we’re going to learn how to sign the alphabet and the numbers 1-10. As we progress
through the alphabet, in this clip let’s learn the letters M, N, and O. So M, what you want
to do is you want to form sort of the letter M. You take your thumb and you stick it through
these first 3 fingers to form almost like an M. M. Can you see my thumb just barely
sticking out there. M. N, very similar. Can you guess? Remove one finger in there and
you want to have the thumb sticking through 2 fingers, so you’ve got your middle finger
and your index finger and the thumb just poking through there at the side. We go to N. Again,
M, then N, and O is an easy one. O. Almost like C, but you’re going to make the letter
O. M, N, O. Let’s start from the beginning then. Try it with me. A, B. We’ll go a little
bit faster as we go along here each segment. C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O. In
the up coming clips, P, Q, and R.

4 Replies to “Sign Language Lessons: Alphabet & Numbers : How to Sign Letters M, N, & O in Sign Language”

  • The M and N can have the fingers sticking out. I NEVER curve my fingers down. It looks bad and it's hard to tell if it's an M or an N.

    O should be facing me, not turned to the side.

  • When she TRIES TO sign 'M' and 'N', she forms the letters awkwardly. ("Tries to" because she does not know ASL but pretends that she does.) Don't hold your hand up so high and point the letters down like that. Keep it level. Also, it's clearer to have your 3 or 2 fingers sticking straight out for these 2 letters.

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