How to sign lower in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Move downwards

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you in an elevated position. Then move both hands down to a lower position.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of lower

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of lower

End of Sign

Final Frame of lower

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lower
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for lower
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other with your fingertips near each other and your palms oriented toward each other. Then, Move your dominant hand down.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of lower

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of lower

End of Sign

Final Frame of lower

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lower
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for lower
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

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