How to sign mainstream in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your hands oriented down and your fingers pointing at the other hand. Then, move your hands forward and towards each other with your dominant hand ending on top of your non-dominant hand.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of mainstream

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of mainstream

End of Sign

Final Frame of mainstream

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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