How to sign computer in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Move the bottom of your dominant hand along the back of the wrist of your non-dominant hand 2 times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for computer
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

With your hand in a "C" handshape, tap your thumb on the side of your forehead a couple of times.

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Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

Final Frame of computer

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

With both hands in front of your and your palms oriented away from yourself, move your hands in unison in a circular rotation.

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Sequential Breakdown of computer

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of computer

End of Sign

Final Frame of computer

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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