How to sign local in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the palm of your dominant hand oriented downward and on top of the thumb side of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand in a circular motion around your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of local

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of local

End of Sign

Final Frame of local

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for local
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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