How to sign attack in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your non-dominant hand in front of you with your index finger pointing up. Begin with your dominant hand away from your non-dominant hand and in a "5" handshape. Move your dominant hand to the index finger of your non-dominant hand and as you move, change your dominant hand to an "S" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for attack
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for attack
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Negative action

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your dominant hand behind your non-dominant hand. Point the index finger of your dominant hand at your non-dominant hand and have your non-dominant hand oriented towards yourself. Then, bring your dominant hand forward until it goes in-between the index and middle fingers of your non-dominant hand.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of attack

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of attack

End of Sign

Final Frame of attack

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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