How to sign environment in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place your non-dominant hand in front of you with your index finger pointing up. Move your dominant hand around the top of your non-dominant hand's index finger.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for environment
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for environment
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place your non-dominant hand in front of you with your index finger pointing up. With your dominant hand in an "E" handshape, begin with it on the side of your index finger and then rotate it around your index front in until your dominant hand's palm orientation is towards yourself.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for environment
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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