How to sign Alaska in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your thumb on the opposite side of your forehead and then drag it across your forehead, while changing your handshape into a "5" handshape.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of Alaska

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of Alaska

End of Sign

Final Frame of Alaska

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for Alaska
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for Alaska
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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