The sign "half-hour" shows a minute-hand having moved 30 minutes or "half way" around
the face of a clock.
Sample sentence: "If the teacher doesn't come, would you wait a half-hour?"
Also see: HOUR
In a message dated 4/11/2005 11:10:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Dr. Bill,
I have seen, and done, 1/2 hour as "1/2" and then the 'hour' sign. You do not
show this. Is this not done in your deaf community?
Thanks for the help!
I generally will use the "1/2" sign as part of sign "an hour and a half." But
for the sign "half-hour" done by itself in isolation I'd recommend the version
that does a 180 degree spin on the palm starting pointing up and finishing
- Dr. Bill
p.s. By all means though -- do it the way it is commonly done in your local Deaf
community. No sense being a martyr.