How to sign Philadelphia in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in a "P" handshape with your palm oriented away from yourself. Move your hand slightly to the side and then bring it down, ending the sign with your palm oriented downwards.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of Philadelphia

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of Philadelphia

End of Sign

Final Frame of Philadelphia

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for Philadelphia
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

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