How to sign shy in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the backs of your fingers against your cheek with your palm oriented forward. Then, rotate your wrist in, keeping your fingers against your cheek, until your palm is oriented toward yourself.


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Beginning and End Frames

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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