How to sign fault in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Mistake responsibility

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands in front of your near shoulder. Your fingertips should be pointing at your shoulder. Then, move them both in unison toward your shoulder until they touch it.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of fault

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of fault

End of Sign

Final Frame of fault

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fault
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for fault
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Mistake responsibility

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your fingertips on your near shoulder. Then, rotate your wrist down until the pinkie side of your hand is against your chest.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of fault

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of fault

End of Sign

Final Frame of fault

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fault
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Accountable reliable

Sign Instructions:

Tap the fingertips of your dominant and non-dominant hands against the shoulder of your dominant hand a couple of times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of fault

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of fault

End of Sign

Final Frame of fault

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fault
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for fault
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

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