How to sign moment in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With both palms oriented toward each other, place your dominant hand near the top of the fingers of your non-dominant hand. Then, move the index finger of your dominant hand forward.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the index finger of your non-dominant hand touching the wrist of your dominant hand. The index finger of your dominant hand should be vertical. Then, move the index finger of your dominant hand forward.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

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Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of moment

End of Sign

Final Frame of moment

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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