How to sign butterfly in American Sign Language

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Definition:

Transformation symbol insect

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you diagonally with your palm oriented toward yourself and your arms crossing at the wrists. Your thumbs should be diagonally overlapping as well. Begin with the index through middle fingers straight, then bend them down a couple of times in unison while keeping them stiff. This sign mimics a butterfly moving its wings.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of butterfly

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of butterfly

End of Sign

Final Frame of butterfly

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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