How to sign language in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Communication system

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented toward each other. Then, move your hands away from each other, while slightly rotating your wrists back and forth.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for language
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for language
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented toward each other and your thumb and index fingers touching each other. Then, move your hands away from each other, while slightly rotating your wrists back and forth.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of language

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of language

End of Sign

Final Frame of language

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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