Signs for TIME
Definition: A point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon; o'clock.
Q: How would I sign to a Deaf person "Do you have the time? Or tell me the time please?" Would they point to a "wrist watch" they have never worn or is there a sign for checking the time by using the cellphone (since most millennials do not wear wrist watches and have never used them to tell time)?
A: The ASL sign TIME is itself a word, regardless of one having a wristwatch or not. The ASL signs for phones (from dialphone to cellphone and smartphone) have changed or expanded but the ASL word TIME has never been changed.
Meaning: What time is it? What time?
Furrow eyebrows while signing TIME for the wh-question.
As in multiple of a number. E.g. three times four. Or, three times more than.
Used to observe that time seems to pass very quickly.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Writing system: si5s.
Variation (ASLwrite) for TIME.