Signs for MOON
For the ASL word "moon", there are phonological variations, not necessarily regional variations.
ASL signs for 'moon'
Definition: A natural satellite of a planet; an object that revolves around a planet.
Pronunciation (sign description): Thumb of the dominant "clawed L" or "C" (variation) taps twice on the side of the forehead.
Phonological variation: Either handshape "C" or "baby C" is acceptable. Another phonological variation is the movement: forward from the head.
The moon is a thing of beauty. It glows at night because it reflects the SUN. It gives us romantic MOONLIGHT which allows us to take a MOONBATH in a MOONBEAM. When there is a FULL MOON we turn into wolves and attack the village. I'm not sure why. It probably has something to do with our frustration over MOONWALKING. How do they do that?! Well, I better get out and do some MOON GAZING, it's a NEW MOON tonight. Lock your doors!
ASL Translation for the parable: "The Moon Cannot be Stolen".
For ASL learners, see this tutorial for English text and some grammar tips.
If you enjoy a moon story and/or a true story, see this poetic story, The Moon in my Bedroom. Yes, it's a true story. :)
[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.]
The handshape digit is the "baby C" handshape. The movement is a single, direct line from the head. Digit written in 2017.
Same handshape but different movement (tap twice on the head).
With the normal handshape "C". Digit written in 2018.