How to sign 12 in American Sign Language

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Number twelve

Sign Instructions:

With your hand in front of you and your palm facing towards yourself, begin with a closed fist and then make a "2" handshape 2 times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of 12

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of 12

End of Sign

Final Frame of 12

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 12
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.
Dominant Handshape for 12
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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