How to sign chat in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented toward each other. Your dominant hand should be higher than your non-dominant hand. Move your hands up and down in an alternating fashion a couple of times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of chat

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of chat

End of Sign

Final Frame of chat

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for chat
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for chat
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Informal talk

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented away from yourself. Your dominant hand should be higher than your non-dominant hand. Move your hands up and down in an alternating fashion a couple of times.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of chat

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of chat

End of Sign

Final Frame of chat

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for chat
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for chat
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

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