How to sign backup in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Using "A" handshapes with both hands, place your non-dominant hand in front of you and keep it stationary. Place your dominant hand behind it, with your thumb pointing towards yourself. Rotate your hand so that your thumb is pointing upwards and then bring it behind and touch it against your non-dominant hand.

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Sequential Breakdown of backup

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of backup

End of Sign

Final Frame of backup

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for backup
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for backup
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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