WINDOW in sign language

ASL sign for WINDOW

"The eye is the window to the soul."

ASL sign for WINDOW

"How do you say 'window' in American Sign Language?"

Definition: An opening in the wall of a building or house; a pane of glass.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed horizontal flat hands, both facing in, the edge of dominant hand taps twice on top of the edge of non-dominant hand.

A classifier verb for opening the window.


Related signs: DOOR is where you let a visitor in, whereas window is where you accidentally let a housefly in.


Deaf Gain

Modality has its set of pros and cons. Aural-vocal speakers can talk through a door, whereas visual-spatial speakers can talk through a window.

Signers often chat through the window with another signing interlocutor whether it's inside/outside train, building, car, house, etc. Explore the concept of Window and Door cultures.

Written ASL

[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.]

ASL written for WINDOW

Written ASL digit for "WINDOW" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2018.

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