How to sign short in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand diagonally above the index and middle fingers of your non-dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be with your wrist slightly rotated in. Then, rotate the wrist of your dominant hand out, briefly bringing the middle finger of your dominant hand into contact with the index finger of your non-dominant hand and then moving past it.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for short
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for short
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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