Signing a Specific Time
Another way of indicating time is to simply point to your watch. When indicating a specific time, point to the watch, sign the number for the time, and then point again to the watch. To the receiver/reader, it would look like this: time, number, time. In Chapter 8, you learned how to form the signs for numbers. When indicating time on a clock or watch, you need to combine number signs. It is important to make sure that you learn and remember all of the basic signs for time, as they are used frequently in a signed conversation.
TIME: Tap the top of the wrist twice, imitating tapping a watch.
MINUTE: Place the “one” hand on your left-facing vertical palm. Move your index finger forward, imitating the hands ticking on a clock.
HOUR: Place the “one” hand on your left-facing vertical palm. Rotate your index finger forward one turn, imitating one hour on the face of a clock.