How to sign doubt in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Lack of certainty

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of your face with your index and middle fingers in front of your eyes. Bend your index and middle fingers down in unison a couple of times.

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Beginning of Sign

First Frame of doubt

End of Sign

Final Frame of doubt

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for doubt
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.
Dominant Handshape for doubt
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Uncertain feeling

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you, next to each other and with your palms oriented down. Move them up and down in opposite directions a couple of times.

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Sequential Breakdown of doubt

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of doubt

End of Sign

Final Frame of doubt

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for doubt
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for doubt
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Not believe

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of your face with your index and middle fingers in front of your eyes. Bend your index and middle fingers down in unison while moving your hand slightly away from your face.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of doubt

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of doubt

End of Sign

Final Frame of doubt

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for doubt
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.
Dominant Handshape for doubt
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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