How to sign hang in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Suspended execution

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in an "S" handshape near the side of your neck and then raise your hand up while tilting your head to the side, representing someone being hung by a noose.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hang
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Suspend clothing

Sign Instructions:

Represent a hanger being hung on a closet rod by having your non-dominant hand index finger being held horizontally in front of you and your dominant hand in a curled position begin moved forward and then resting on the finger that represents the closet rod.

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Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

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End of Sign

Final Frame of hang

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hang
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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