How to sign duty in American Sign Language

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Work responsibilities

Sign Instructions:

Tap the fingertips of your dominant hand on top of the back of your non-dominant hand a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of duty

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of duty

End of Sign

Final Frame of duty

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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