Signs for CUBE

Meaning: To cut (food) into small cubes.

A solid bounded by six equal squares, the angle between any two adjacent faces being a right angle.

Fingerspelling.

Related signs: RUBIK's CUBE, HEXAHEDRON, BLOCK, building blocks, BOX.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Anecdote

One day my art college mate, who taught me a weekly lesson in playing bass guitar, once asked me whether I could feel the difference between the cube and sine sounds. To find out, I sat on his large woofer connected to the computer while he generated each of those two pieces of vibration from the computer. First, he told me which of the sounds "cube" and "sine" he was going to generate for me to feel them.

To my amazement, my body could clearly identify a shape of the wave for sine and a shape of the square for cube, as well as I could see them in visual imagery through touch. Then, my friend tested me by playing one of the sounds and asked me which cube or sine was it. I correctly replied them.

This experience brought me to exploring synaesthesia which means that senses are interchangeable. I talked about synaesthesia in another post.

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