How to sign structure in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

With both hands in front of you and oriented to the side, first place your dominant hand on top of your non-dominant hand, and then place your non-dominant hand on top of your dominant hand.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of structure

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of structure

End of Sign

Final Frame of structure

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for structure
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for structure
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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