Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
June 14, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
77Long (1918) FATHER~gs:HOLD-BABYFATHER (1)FATHER: With fingers closed and thumb extended, place thumb at the right side of the forehead and at right angles to it; with a slightly twisting motion, bring hand away, opening fingers and turning palm upward; at the same time, bring the left hand up similarly and place parallel to the right as if lifting up a babe. III,34.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=77&refid=long1918
202Michaels (1923) FATHER~gs:HOLD-BABYFATHERFATHER: 1. Close both hands. 2. Put the right hand to the forehead (male). 3. Put the left hand a little above and outward from the head. 4. Move both hand simultaneously to the left and as you do so spread out the fingers. (For grandfather, move the hands and spread out the fingers two times.)57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=202&refid=michaels1923
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