How to sign independent in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the tips of your pinkies overlapping with your palms oriented toward yourself. Then, rotate your wrists outward while moving your hands away from yourself, and ending the sign with your palms oriented away from yourself.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of independent

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of independent

End of Sign

Final Frame of independent

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for independent
Extend your pinky finger while curling in the rest of your fingers towards the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for independent
Extend your pinky finger while curling in the rest of your fingers towards the palm.

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