How to sign discriminate in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Bring your dominant hand diagonally across your non-dominant hand in both directions, making an "X" outline on your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of discriminate

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of discriminate

End of Sign

Final Frame of discriminate

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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