How to sign earn in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with you dominant hand in front of the fingertips of your non-dominant hand. Then move it from the fingertips of your non-dominant hand down to the base of your palm, changing your handshape into an "S" handshape.


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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for earn
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.
Dominant Handshape for earn
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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