How to sign adults in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands on each side of your head. Your palms should be oriented towards each other. Then, make an alternating circular motion with each hand that begins by moving your hand forward then down.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of adults

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of adults

End of Sign

Final Frame of adults

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for adults
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for adults
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

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