How to sign straw in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented to the side and the fingertips of the thumb and index fingers of your dominant hand above the fingertips of the thumb and index fingers of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your dominant hand up until the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers touch your mouth.

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Sequential Breakdown of straw

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Beginning of Sign

First Frame of straw

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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