How to sign mother in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

With your hand oriented to the side and your fingers pointing up, tap your chin a couple of times with your thumb.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Place your thumb on your chin with your other fingers pointing up. Wiggle all of your fingers except for your thumb a few times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Place your thumb on your chin with your other fingers pointing up. Open up your handshape to a "5" handshape, then wiggle all of your fingers except for your thumb a few times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of mother

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of mother

End of Sign

Final Frame of mother

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for mother
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for mother
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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