How to sign rest in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Cross both hands in front of you, with your arms crossing around the wrist area and your palms oriented towards yourself. Begin with your hands away from you and then bring them towards you until they are touching near your shoulders.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of rest

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of rest

End of Sign

Final Frame of rest

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rest
Extend your index and middle fingers, bring the index finger under the middle finger, and fold the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for rest
Extend your index and middle fingers, bring the index finger under the middle finger, and fold the other fingers into the palm.

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