Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

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BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
1Higgins (1923) ABOUTABOUTABOUT: Left "&" hand finger tips pointing rightward and right index tip, pointing leftward, passed around them.5hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1&refid=higgins1923
1004Long (1918) ABOUTABOUTABOUT: Hold the left "&" hand out, pointing to the right, and around it circle the forefinger of the right "G" hand, pointing to the left. XXI,380. Note: ABOUT, in the sense of "almost" or "nearly" is signed like these words, as the signs always stand for the idea and not the word itself.108hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1004&refid=long1918
2Michaels (1923) ABOUTABOUTABOUT: 1. Close the fingers around the thumb of the left hand. 2. Move the index finger of the right hand around the left hand two or three times.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=2&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
37Bryant (1915) ABOUTN/AHERE PRESIDENT L-I-N-L-N gs:SIT THERE-HON(behind-X) SEE~LOOK-AT (sweep_rt-to-lt) gs:ARISE STAND GOING LECTURE IN-FRONT-OF PEOPLE~CLASS FOR ABOUT TEN M-I-N-U-T-E-S.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=bryant&glossid=37
69Draper (1915) ABOUTN/Apn:LINCOLN DONT-KNOW(neg) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h).8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=69
73Draper (1915) ABOUTN/A3P-SELF THINKING ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h), THINK ABOUT(rf) COLLEGE DEAF NEW++. 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=73
76Draper (1915) ABOUTN/A3P-SELF THINKING ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h), THINK ABOUT(rf) COLLEGE DEAF NEW++. 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=76
120Draper (1915) ABOUTN/Afs:IF 1P-IX fs:COULD TAKE-UP(ctr-to-rt) SEVERAL(2h) HEAVY(int) INSULT++(-to-1P) COME(1h) HERE TO 1P-IX NOW STILL(2h) TIME-PERIOD (false_start) COLLECT TIME-PERIOD HUSH~QUIET THINKING, 1P-IX APPRECIATE SEEK THAT(1h) ASK-QUESTION ABOUT ESTABLISH COLLEGE DEAF. 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=120
138Draper (1915) ABOUTN/AC-O-G-E-S-S END SEEK BEFORE(exp) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h) ASK-QUESTION, AND 3P-SELF(lt) C-O-G-R-S DECIDE THAT(1h) A-C-T GOOD(2h,int) HELP PROGRESS EARTH HELP TRUE.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=138
2Gallaudet (1910) ABOUTN/Apose:bow ABOUT YEAR(rep)THIRTY PAST, ONE PUBLISH BOOK ABOUT pn:ENGLAND(It) VERY FAMOUS NAME L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=2
9Gallaudet (1910) ABOUTN/Apose:bow ABOUT YEAR(rep)THIRTY PAST, ONE PUBLISH BOOK ABOUT pn:ENGLAND(It) VERY FAMOUS NAME L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=9
180Gallaudet (1910) ABOUTN/A1P-IX (neg)PURPOSE STORY ABOUT 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE SWEETHEART CONTINUE NEGATIVE19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=180
359Gallaudet (1910) ABOUTN/ATHAT(1h) WAY(-to-rt) LEAD(-to-rt) TO C-A-S-T-L-E-R-O-C-K, ONE BEAUTIFUL ROCK(rep)~cl-d-trace:BB(up,-to-rt) ABOUT MEASURE-FEET(up) ONE~THOUSAND34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=359
767Gallaudet (1910) ABOUTN/A1P-IX-PL HAVE VERY PLEASANT TEA EAT MUCH AND THINKING ABOUT FEEL~PITY YOUNG W-H-I-C-H-A-L-S-E 3P-SELF(rt) LOVE FOR L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E WRONG(2h) 3P-POSS(rt) LIVE HAPPY LOSE gs:ALAS67hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=767
967Gallaudet (1910) ABOUTN/A1P-IX THINK~HOPE 1P-POSS STORY ABOUT T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y TEMPT 2P-IX-PL ALL FOR READ BOOK83hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=967
222Hotchkiss (1913) ABOUTN/AONCE 1P-IX KNOW~STAY 3P-SELF(rt) pn:CLERC GOING(-to-lt) ENTER(lt) INSTITUTE(lt) STAND STORY DISTRIBUTE DEAF ABOUT WORTH IMPORTANT 3P-IX-PL KEEP READ WRITE+ ARRANGE++(ctr-to-rt) 3P-POSS WORD ALRIGHT20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=222
276Hotchkiss (1913) ABOUTN/AGIVE DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc) CHILDREN UNDERSTAND HOW BIG CHANGE(exp) IN UNDERSTAND DISTRIBUTE TWO DET-IX-DUAL SENTENCE ABOUT WORD L-I-V-E(lc) AND E-A-T(rc) cl:L:L:(exchange-words)24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=276
339Hotchkiss (1913) ABOUTN/ABUT THAT(1h) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) FORGET THINKING ABOUT PLAY++(lt-to-rt) FORGET~GONE TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD++ AND pn:CLERC GET DET-IX(rt) WOOD gs:NOTHING32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=339
645Hotchkiss (1913) ABOUTN/A1P-IX PICK-FROM(-from-rt) ONE BY pn:BARTLETT M-R B-A-R-T-L-E-T-T STORY THAT++(2h) OLD(2h) AND EASY ARRANGE STORY ABOUT pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(lt) CRUCIFY DIE ONE DAY E-A-S-T-E-R DAY SUNDAY60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=645
757Hotchkiss (1913) ABOUTN/A1P-IX APPRECIATE STORY OTHER ABOUT TEACH~AGENT SIGN BUT TIME-PERIOD SMALL71hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=757
8McGregor (1912) ABOUTN/AFEMALE~FANCY(r-hand) MALE~FANCY(l-hand) HERE, ALWAYS WHEN 1P-IX HEAR ABOUT R-E-S-T-O-R-E-D T-O S-O-C-I-E-T-Y DEAF, THINK ABOUT pn:IRELAND 3P-POSS(rt) F-L-E-A. 1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=8
14McGregor (1912) ABOUTN/AFEMALE~FANCY(r-hand) MALE~FANCY(l-hand) HERE, ALWAYS WHEN 1P-IX HEAR ABOUT R-E-S-T-O-R-E-D T-O S-O-C-I-E-T-Y DEAF, THINK ABOUT pn:IRELAND 3P-POSS(rt) F-L-E-A. 1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=14
42McGregor (1912) ABOUTN/ASAME(int) OFTEN HEAR ABOUT DEAF INDEFINITE IN THERE(rt) B-O-S-T-O-N SMART(int) SAY LIPREAD 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=42
304McGregor (1913) ABOUTN/AIN HOUR 2~3~4 WORLD KNOW++ ABOUT THAT(2h,int) AND QUICK DET-IX-PL PEOPLE(rf) FEEL GO-TO(-to-rt) FEEL PITY(rt) QUICK SUMMONS+~GO-AWAY EAT CLOTHES MEDICINE DOCTOR SEND(rt) NO-MATTER(neg) cl:1aroundS(to-bottom-of) WORLD.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=304
138Veditz (1913) ABOUTN/ABUT APPRECIATE~BETTER LISTEN(lt) TO UNFAIR FEEL~ROCK REQUIRE PEOPLE THAT(1h) THINK KNOW ALL ABOUT TEACH+ DEAF;13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=138
144Veditz (1913) ABOUTN/ABUT KNOW NOTHING(2h) ABOUT 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-lt) MIND+ AND SPIRIT, FEEL, WANT, NEED++.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=144