How to sign a long time ago in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands oriented towards each other around shoulder height in front of your dominant shoulder. Move each hand in a circular motion while moving your hands backwards to the area above your shoulder.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of a long time ago

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of a long time ago

End of Sign

Final Frame of a long time ago

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for a long time ago
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for a long time ago
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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