How to sign investigate in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Detailed examination

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the tip of your index finger against your nose, then bring it down and slide it briefly down and across your palm a couple of times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of investigate

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of investigate

End of Sign

Final Frame of investigate

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for investigate
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Examine/research

Sign Instructions:

Move the index finger of your dominant hand across your palm a couple of times while briefly touching your palm and then moving away from it.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of investigate

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of investigate

End of Sign

Final Frame of investigate

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for investigate
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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