Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
July 23, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
176Long (1918) APPOINTMENTENGAGEMENTENGAGEMENT (in sense of a promise binding one, contract): Bring the left "S" hand out with back of hand up; bring the right "A" hand out toward it, and, describing a small circle with the right hand, bring the right wrist down on the top of the left wrist and rest as if the hands had become tied together. When it is wished to indicate a betrothal, with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand grasp imaginary ring on left ring finger, then make sign for engagement. Sometimes the sign for "promise" precedes the sign for engagement.31hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=176&refid=long1918
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