How to sign normal in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above and slightly to the side of your non-dominant hand. Both hands should have their palms oriented down. Move your dominant hand over and slightly up, then bring your index and middle fingers down on the back of your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of normal

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of normal

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for normal
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for normal
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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