How to sign spirit in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Ghost or supernatural

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Move your hands away from each other, changing your hands into an "8" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for spirit
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for spirit
Touch the tips of your thumb and middle finger together, while extending the other fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Supernatural being

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Move your hands away from each other, changing your hands into an "F" handshape.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of spirit

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of spirit

End of Sign

Final Frame of spirit

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for spirit
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for spirit
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

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