How to sign person in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of your with your palms oriented away from yourself, then move both of your hands down.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of person

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of person

End of Sign

Final Frame of person

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for person
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 person
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.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of your with your palms oriented toward each other, then move both of your hands down.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of person

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of person

End of Sign

Final Frame of person

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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