How to sign lion in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your forehead, then move your hand over the top of your head and then to the back of your head, mimicking a lion's mane.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of lion

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of lion

End of Sign

Final Frame of lion

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lion
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

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