Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
May 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
648Long (1918) WORTH~NOTHINGWORTHLESSWORTHLESS: Sign for "worth," then follow with turning the hands apart, and dropping them. Or, (2) Strike the closed "O" hands together several times, bringing the thumbs and forefingers as closed together, then draw the hands apart. Or, in the last part of the sign open the hands quickly, draw the right hand above the left, and strike the palm of the left with the back of the right and let the hands then fall apart.75hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=648&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
300Fox (1915) WORTH~NOTHINGN/A2P-IX-PL~1P-IX-PL DECIDE DET-IX-PL(rt) HONOR(rc) DIE(2h) FUTURE(l-hand,rf) NOT(l-hand) DIE(1h) WORTH~NOTHING(l-hand) 25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=300
673Hotchkiss (1913) WORTH~NOTHINGN/ATHINKING 3P-POSS(lt) pn:JESUS LIVE FAIL 3P-POSS(lt) DO WORTH~NOTHING ALL~WIPE-AWAY pose:grieving(hand-on-head)63hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=673
584Veditz (1913) WORTH~NOTHINGN/A3P-SELF+(rt) TELL(2h,arc) HERE SIGN WORTH(rf)~gs:NOTHING HELP gs:NOTHING TO DEAF.54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=584