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BEGIN in sign language
How to sign "begin", "beginning" in American Sign Language (ASL)?
Meaning: to start.
Pronunciation (sign description): Fingertip area of forefinger of dominant hand inside non-dominant hand between forefinger and middle finger, dominant palm facing down, non-dominant palm facing right, dominant index finger twists once where its palm faces in/up.
Related signs: START, set about, go about, INITIATE, COMMENCE.
Meaning: the point or time at which something begins; the origin of something.
Pronunciation (sign description): Same as above, except for the movement where the motion is twice and shorter.
Related signs: DAWN, START, EMERGENCE, LAUNCH, ONSET, OPENING.