How to sign fall in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Falling down action

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above the palm of your non-dominant hand. Begin with your dominant hand facing down, rotate your hand until it is facing up and bring it down onto the palm of your other hand.

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Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of fall

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of fall

End of Sign

Final Frame of fall

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fall
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for fall
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Autumn or decrease

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your forearm near your elbow and move it past your elbow a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of fall

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of fall

End of Sign

Final Frame of fall

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fall
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for fall
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

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