How to sign laptop "in American Sign Language"

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the palm of your dominant hand on top of the palm of your non-dominant hand with your hands pointing in opposite directions. Then, rotate your dominant hand up, mimicking the opening of a laptop.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of laptop

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of laptop

End of Sign

Final Frame of laptop

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for laptop
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for laptop
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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