How to sign hour in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With your dominant hand making a "1" handshape and your non-dominant hand in an open handshape facing towards your dominant hand, rotate your dominant hand in in a full circle, mimicking the hand of a clock rotating a full hour.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hour

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hour

End of Sign

Final Frame of hour

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hour
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hour
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

With both of your hands oriented towards each other, make a "1" handshape with your dominant hand and move it in a circular motion.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hour

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hour

End of Sign

Final Frame of hour

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hour
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hour
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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