How to sign record in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Document writing

Sign Instructions:

Tap the fingertips of your dominant hand on the palm of your non-dominant hand, then open up the fingers of your dominant hand while slightly moving it back, then place the palm side of your dominant hand on the palm side of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for record
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for record
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Capture playback

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other with your palms oriented down and your hands pointing away from yourself. Then, move both hands in unison in a circular movement that first begins by moving forward.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for record
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for record
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Achievement record

Sign Instructions:

With the forearm of your dominant hand in a vertical position, place the elbow of your dominant hand on top of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for record
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for record
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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