How to sign pay in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the tip of your index finger of your dominant hand touching the palm of your non-dominant hand, then move your hand forward, rotating your wrist up so that your index finger is pointing away from yourself.

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Sequential Breakdown of pay

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of pay

End of Sign

Final Frame of pay

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for pay
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the tip of your middle finger of your dominant hand touching the palm of your non-dominant hand, then move your hand forward, rotating your wrist up so that your middle finger is pointing away from yourself.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of pay

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of pay

End of Sign

Final Frame of pay

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for pay
Extend the index and middle fingers in a 'V' shape, tucking the thumb in between the index and middle fingers, and folding the ring and pinky fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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