How to sign system in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the thumb side of both hands against each other in front of you, then move your hands to the side and then down.

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Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of system

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the thumbs of both hands against each other in front of you, then move your hands to the side and then down.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of system

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of system

End of Sign

Final Frame of system

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for system
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for system
Extend the thumb and pinky finger straight out, folding the other fingers into the palm.

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