How to sign conflict in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Clash or disagreement

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you and your hands next to each other. Move your hands diagonally until your index fingers are intersecting.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of conflict

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of conflict

End of Sign

Final Frame of conflict

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for conflict
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for conflict
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Argument or dispute

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your hands next to each other and your palms oriented downward. Bring both hands towards each other, bringing them up as you move. Your hands should make contact with each other and then move away from each other.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of conflict

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of conflict

End of Sign

Final Frame of conflict

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for conflict
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for conflict
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

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