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.

First 100 words.

  1. again
  2. also
  3. ask
  4. bad
  5. boy
  6. but
  7. can
  8. come
  9. deaf
  10. different
  11. drink
  12. drive
  13. eat
  14. email
  15. excuse
  16. family
  17. feel
  18. few
  19. find
  20. fine
  21. fingerspell
  22. finish
  23. food
  24. for
  25. forget
  26. friend
  27. get
  28. girl
  29. give
  30. go
  31. good
  32. have, has, had
  33. he
  34. hearing
  35. hello
  36. help
  37. home
  38. how
  39. Internet
  40. know
  41. later
  42. like (feeling)
  43. little
  44. live
  45. man
  46. many
  47. me
  48. meet
  49. more
  50. my
  51. name
  52. need
  53. new
  54. no
  55. not
  56. now
  57. ok, okay
  58. old
  59. other
  60. please
  61. remember
  62. same
  63. say
  64. school
  65. see
  66. she
  67. should
  68. sign, signed word
  69. slow
  70. some
  71. sorry
  72. store
  73. take
  74. tell
  75. text, sms
  76. thank, thank you
  77. their
  78. they
  79. think
  80. time
  81. tired
  82. try
  83. understand
  84. use
  85. wait
  86. want
  87. what
  88. when
  89. where
  90. which
  91. who
  92. why
  93. will
  94. with
  95. woman
  96. work
  97. write
  98. yes
  99. you
  100. your

As you feel more comfortable with the first few hundreds of ASL signs, progress further with your vocabulary and learn signing more.