Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
June 16, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
547Long (1918) SECRETARY~AGENTSECRETARYSECRETARY: Reach up the right hand as if to take an imaginary pen from behind the ear; bring it down and make motion of writing; add "-er." XI,224.65hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=547&refid=long1918
512Michaels (1923) SECRETARY~AGENTSECRETARYSECRETARY: 1. Hold an imaginary pencil or pen between the index finger and thumb of the right hand. 2. Go through motion of writing across the palm of the left hand. 3. Make the sign for er, vis.: Put the palms to the breast and move them downward toward your waist.111hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=512&refid=michaels1923
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