How to sign onion in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Place the back of your curled-in index finger against your head next to your eye and rotate your wrist back and forth a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of onion

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of onion

End of Sign

Final Frame of onion

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for onion
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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