How to sign priority in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Highest importance

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand in front of you with your palm horizontally oriented toward yourself. Your dominant hand should begin with your palm at the pinkie finger of your non-dominant hand. Then you should move your dominant hand up and around your non-dominant hand until your palm is oriented toward the thumb of your non-dominant hand.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of priority

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of priority

End of Sign

Final Frame of priority

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for priority
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 priority
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the palm side of your dominant hand just above the thumb of your non-dominant hand. Move your dominant hand to the side while also briefly making the the thumb of your non-dominant hand 2 times.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of priority

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of priority

End of Sign

Final Frame of priority

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for priority
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for priority
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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