How to sign English in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With both hands in front of you and your dominant hand slightly above your non-dominant hand, tap the palm of your dominant hand down on the back of your non-dominant hand 2 times.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of English

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of English

End of Sign

Final Frame of English

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for English
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for English
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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