How to sign self in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Tap the back of your thumb against the middle of your chest a couple of times.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of self

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of self

End of Sign

Final Frame of self

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for self
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Move the back of your thumb against the middle of your chest.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of self

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of self

End of Sign

Final Frame of self

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for self
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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