How to sign newspaper in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Printed news media

Sign Instructions:

Move the thumb of your dominant hand down to the palm of your dominant hand a couple of times. As your thumb makes contact with your palm, your index finger should come down and touch your thumb each time.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of newspaper

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of newspaper

End of Sign

Final Frame of newspaper

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for newspaper
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Dominant Handshape for newspaper
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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