How to sign compassion in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both middle fingers on your chest. Then rotate your hands forwards, point your middle fingers down, and then make a circular motion a couple of times.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of compassion

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of compassion

End of Sign

Final Frame of compassion

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for compassion
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for compassion
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

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