How to sign duck "in American Sign Language"

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The bird

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand against your mouth with your palm oriented away from yourself. Then, bring your thumb, index, and middle fingers into contact with each other a couple of times. This sign mimics a duck's beak opening and closing.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of duck

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of duck

End of Sign

Final Frame of duck

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for duck
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, with your thumb sticking out. Fold the other fingers into your palm.
Dominant Handshape for duck
Touch your thumb to the tips of your index and middle fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

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