How to sign set up in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Establish or arrange

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand with both hands oriented downwards. Then, rotate your dominant hand until your thumb is facing up, and then bring your hand down until it is touching your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of set up

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of set up

End of Sign

Final Frame of set up

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for set up
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for set up
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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