Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
June 15, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
79Long (1918) FEMALE~gs:HOLD-BABYMOTHER (1)MOTHER: Starting wtih the sign for "woman" bring hands in same way as for "father." III,35.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=79&refid=long1918
84Long (1918) FEMALE~gs:HOLD-BABY-higherGRANDMOTHERGRANDMOTHER: Sign for "woman;" then bring hands in position as for "grandfather."22hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=84&refid=long1918
400Michaels (1923) FEMALE~gs:HOLD-BABYMOTHERMOTHER: 1. Make the sign for female. 2. Move both hands fingers closed to the left and upward. 3. Spread out the fingers as you make the movement upward.92hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=400&refid=michaels1923
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