How to sign year in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

12-month period

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the pinkie side of your dominant hand on top of the thumb side of your non-dominant hand. Then, move your hands in a circle around each other, with your hands ending up back where they began. Your dominant hand should move forward first, and your dominant hand should move backwards first when making the circular motion.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of year

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of year

End of Sign

Final Frame of year

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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