How to sign article in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Newspaper/magazine piece

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your non-dominant hand in front of you and oriented towards your dominant hand. Start with your dominant hand next to, but slightly above your non-dominant hand. Then bring your dominant hand down and past the palm of your non-dominant hand. Your dominant hand is making the outline of a newspaper article.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of article

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of article

End of Sign

Final Frame of article

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for article
Make a 'C' shape with your thumb and index finger, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Newspaper article

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your non-dominant hand in front of you and oriented towards your dominant hand. Start with your dominant hand next to, but slightly above your non-dominant hand. Then bring your dominant hand down and past the palm of your non-dominant hand. Your dominant hand is making the outline of a newspaper article.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of article

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of article

End of Sign

Final Frame of article

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for article
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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