How to sign design in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above the index finger side of your non-dominant hand. Bring your dominant hand down past your non-dominant hand, moving your dominant hand from side to side as it moves.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of design

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of design

End of Sign

Final Frame of design

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for design
Extend the index finger straight up and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger with the ring and pinky fingers bent in the same way as the middle finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for design
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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