How to sign swear in American Sign Language

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Promise oath

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your non-dominant hand raised up vertically with your palm oriented away from yourself. The middle finger of your dominant hand should be touching the opposite side of your chest. Then, you should drag your middle finger down your chest and then across that side of your chest.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of swear

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of swear

End of Sign

Final Frame of swear

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for swear
Extend all fingers and spread them out, with the middle finger slightly extended forward.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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