How to sign slow in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the fingertips of your dominant hand on top of the fingertips of your non-dominant hand. Both palms should be oriented down and your fingers should be pointing away from you. Then, slide the fingertips of your dominant hand across the back of your non-dominant hand to your wrist.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of slow

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of slow

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for slow
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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