How to sign try in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented toward yourself. Then, move your hands forward while rotating your wrist forward until your palms are oriented away from yourself.

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Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of try

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for try
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for try
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Make effort

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented toward yourself. Then, move your hands forward while rotating your wrist forward until your palms are oriented away from yourself.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of try

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of try

End of Sign

Final Frame of try

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for try
Curl in all of your fingers except for your thumb into your palm. Place the thumb in between your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for try
Curl in all of your fingers except for your thumb into your palm. Place the thumb in between your index and middle fingers.

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