How to sign determined in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)



Sign Instructions:

This sign is a combination of "think" and "setup". "Think" is signed by tapping the side of your forehead with your index finger. "Setup" is signed by bringing your dominant hand down to the back of your non-dominant hand.


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Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
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Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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