How to sign emotions in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of your chest with your hands oriented toward yourself. Then, alternate moving both hands toward then slightly up your chest a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of emotions

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of emotions

End of Sign

Final Frame of emotions

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for emotions
Extend all of your fingers, but curl them all in

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for emotions
Extend all of your fingers, but curl them all in

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