How to sign role in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you. Your non-dominant hand should be vertical and oriented toward your dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be vertical and oriented away from yourself. Then, rotate your dominant hand in and place the fingertips of your index and middle fingers against the palm of your non-dominant hand.


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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of role

Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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