How to sign fly in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Airplane travel

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand close to your shoulder and then move it away from yourself, mimicking a plane flying through the air.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fly
Extend your thumb to the side and extend your index and pinky fingers, folding the middle and ring fingers into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Insect

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of you and then move it away from yourself, slightly shaking your wrist back and forth as your hand moves.

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Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for fly
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

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