How to sign pause in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your index fingers interlocked in front of you in a lower position, then move your hands up into a higher position.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of pause

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of pause

End of Sign

Final Frame of pause

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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