How to sign paragraph in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With both hands next to each other in front of you and your palms oriented toward each other, move the fingertips of your dominant hand onto the palm side of your non-dominant hand.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of paragraph

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of paragraph

End of Sign

Final Frame of paragraph

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for paragraph
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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