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American Sign Language: "write"

The sign for "write" uses a quick scribbling movement across the palm of the left hand.


The tip of the index finger is touching the dip of the thumb.
This sign can also be done using a "downward" writing movement instead of a sideward movement.  The non-dominant hand does not move.

You could use a quick, downward movement of the dominant hand to sign write as in, "I wrote a paper."
Or you could use a couple of repeated movements.

Sample sentence: Do you like to write research papers?

However, if you wanted to sign "write your name" you would use a single sideward movement and do it a bit more carefully. 

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