How to sign write in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Place your dominant hand down on the palm of your non-dominant hand and drag your fingers across your palm a couple of times, mimicking a writing motion.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of write

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of write

End of Sign

Final Frame of write

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for write
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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