How to sign automatic in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin by placing your non-dominant hand in front of you with your index finger facing upward. Your non-dominant hand should begin slightly above your non-dominant hand. Bring your dominant hand down, with its index finger sliding down the index finger of your non-dominant hand and then bring it back up.


Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of automatic

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of automatic

End of Sign

Final Frame of automatic

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for automatic
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for automatic
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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