How to sign oral in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your mouth with your palm oriented toward yourself. Then, move your hand in a circular motion around your mouth a couple of times.

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Sequential Breakdown of oral

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of oral

End of Sign

Final Frame of oral

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for oral
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your mouth with your palm oriented to the side. Then, move your hand in a circular motion around your mouth a couple of times.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of oral

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of oral

End of Sign

Final Frame of oral

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for oral
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

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