How to sign chain in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your hands interlocking with an "8" handshape for each hand. Release your thumb and middle fingers and rotate your wrists in opposite directions and interlock your hands in an "8" handshape again. The thumb and middle fingers interlocking mimics the shape and connection of links on a chain.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of chain

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of chain

End of Sign

Final Frame of chain

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for chain
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for chain
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

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