How to sign American in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Sign "America" then sign "person".

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Sequential Breakdown of American

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Beginning of Sign

First Frame of American

End of Sign

Final Frame of American

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for American
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for American
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for American
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for American
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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