How to sign big word in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your non-dominant hand placed horizontally in front of you with your palm oriented downward. Then, with the palm of your dominant hand oriented toward your non-dominant hand, start with it away from your non-dominant hand and then bring it forward until it is against your index finger.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of big word

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of big word

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for big word
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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