How to sign born in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Birth existence

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your finger horizontal. Your dominant hand should be closer to you and it should be against the fingers of your non-dominant hand. Move your dominant hand down and rotate your wrist, ending the sign with your dominant hand farther away from you and oriented downward.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Birth existence

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands oriented toward yourself. The index through pinkie fingers on both hands should be horizontal.Your dominant hand should be against your stomach and your non-dominant hand should be in front of you. Move your dominant hand forward onto the palm of your non-dominant hand.

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Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of born

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

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End of Sign

Final Frame of born

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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