How to sign New Orleans in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Move your hand in a circular motion against the palm of your non-dominant hand.

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Sequential Breakdown of New Orleans

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of New Orleans

End of Sign

Final Frame of New Orleans

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for New Orleans
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Move your dominant hand forward 2 times, sliding against the palm of your dominant hand.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of New Orleans

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of New Orleans

End of Sign

Final Frame of New Orleans

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for New Orleans
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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