WATER in sign language

ASL sign for WATER

A human can survive without food for about 3 weeks but cannot survive without water for about 3 days. :o

ASL sign for 'water'

What is the sign for 'water' in American Sign Language?

Definition: A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid essential for most plant and animal life.

Pronunciation (production): Dominant "W" or "6" (handshape), palm facing left if right-handed (orientation), taps twice (movement) with the forefinger (index finger) on the chin (location).

Baby signing 'water'

Watch the time-lapse video of the baby signing WATER on the phonological level.

The baby started with one of the earliest unmarked handshapes such as "20" or "closed-G" before she could manipulate the handshape "V" and then "W" which are two of the marked handshapes, which are harder to form for babies in phonological development.

In the video at age 4;3, the kid claimed that the doll did spill the water, not her. Ha, ha.

Related words

Water covers 70% of our planet in gaseous, liquid, and solid states. Human body is made up mostly of water. Simply put, water is the building block of life. Bears DRINK water from the RIVER with a treat of some fish. OCEAN carries a sail of pirates across. Kid stomps in the puddle in rainboots. Fisherman rows in a dinghy in the middle of a LAKE where fish hatch in freshwater to feed the world. Freckled kids swim, bathe, or throw rocks in a POND after school. WETLAND is a good place to spy on your neighborly hunter, but the problem is with the tattling ducks.

You know, the solid state is denser than the LIQUID state so the solid would normally sink to the bottom of the liquid. But, the ICE cubes float in a glass of ice water or the ice surface on the bodies of water is an unusual behavior for chemical compounds. That way, the ice surface on bodies of water in cold climate acts as an insulating barrier to protect the aquatic life below from becoming frozen. Nature is smart.

More related terms: SALTWATER, OXYGEN, BOTTLE.

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