How to sign clock in American Sign Language

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Definition:

Time display

Sign Instructions:

This sign is a combination of the sign for "time" and a classifier that refers to the shape of an analog clock. Sign "time" by tapping your index finger on the back of your non-dominant hand a couple of times. Make the classifier of a clock face by placing both hands in front of you next to each other with your thumbs and index fingers pointing at each other.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of clock

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of clock

End of Sign

Final Frame of clock

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for clock
Make a 'C' shape with your thumb and index finger, with the other fingers curled into the palm.
Dominant Handshape for clock
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for clock
Make a 'C' shape with your thumb and index finger, with the other fingers curled into the palm.
Non-Dominant Handshape for clock
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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