How to sign accent in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Put your index finger against the side of your neck and slightly rotate your wrist back and forth a couple of times.

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Sequential Breakdown of accent

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of accent

End of Sign

Final Frame of accent

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for accent
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with palm oriented towards yourself and your index finger slightly away from your neck. Then, tap the side of your neck with your index finger a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of accent

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of accent

End of Sign

Final Frame of accent

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for accent
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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