Vocabulary review for:
WINDOW in sign language
"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.
More words: GLASS, FRAME, CURTAIN.
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.