Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024

Search: ASK

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
45Higgins (1923) ASKASKASK: Hands as in "Amen" and draw them back to body. (Prefer a request).12hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=45&refid=higgins1923
641Higgins (1923) ASK-QUESTIONQUESTIONQUESTION: Right index of prone hand, pointing out and bent as if to dig into the person questioned. (Same sign with both hands: "Examination") (Quiz) ("Examination" made with both hands towards oneself: "Examination of conscience").113hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=641&refid=higgins1923
271Long (1918) ASKASK, PREFER A REQUESTASK, PREFER A REQUEST: Place hands together in front, palms together and ends pointing outward; draw hands toward self and partly down, giving hands a more perpendicular position. VII,142.41hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=271&refid=long1918
274Long (1918) ASK-QUESTIONQUESTION, ASK QUESTION, QUIZQUESTION, TO ASK A QUESTION, TO "QUIZ," etc.: With forefinger of "G" hand, palm side down, move toward imaginary person and crook and uncrook it (imitating the motion of a worm), repeating the motion several times. VII,143.41hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=274&refid=long1918
505Long (1918) BEGBEG, ASK ALMSBEG, ASK ALMS: Hold out the right hand as a beggar does and draw it toward self several times, bending the fingers toward you at the same time. Repeat several times.62hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=505&refid=long1918
40Michaels (1923) ASKASKASK: 1. Put the finger tips of both hands together as if to prayer. 2. Move the hands out before you and draw them toward you.26hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=40&refid=michaels1923
315Michaels (1923) ASK-QUESTIONINQUIREINQUIRE: 1. Make the interrogation mark several times in the air. 2. Look intently.77hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=315&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
82Draper (1915) ASK-QUESTIONN/AUNDERSTAND ASK-QUESTION MANY(circ) RELATED WITH DEAF(l-hand) TEACH+ gs:NOTHING(neg), BUT 3P-IX(rf) FEEL BELIEVE STILL(2h).11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=82
119Draper (1915) ASK-QUESTIONN/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=119
140Draper (1915) ASK-QUESTIONN/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=140
403Gallaudet (1910) SEE~ASK-QUESTIONN/AAND(l-hand) TO THAT(2h) FEMALE ONCE J-O-H-N R-I-D-D(l-hand) HAPPEN 3P-POSS(lt) SWEETHEART WITH L-O-R-N-A PROGRESS SOME DILEMMA(rep2x,arc,rt-to-lt) 3P-SELF(lt) GO-TO(-to-rt) SEE~ASK-QUESTION(rep,-to-rt) THAT(1h,rt) FEMALE~OLD(2h) FOR HELP.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=403
317Hotchkiss (1913) ASKN/AOTHER TIME-PERIOD pn:CLERC 3P-SELF(rc) SUMMONS(lc) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height,lt) GOING PASS(-to-rt) HOUSE ASK(rc) 2P-IX APPRECIATE++ TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD++ S-T-E-W-A-R-D(l-hand) OVER-ALL INSTITUTE(l-hand) TELL(-to-rt) COMMAND GO(rt-to-lt) WOOD BRING(rt-to-lt) 1P-IX30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=317
367Hotchkiss (1913) ASKN/A2P-IX, 1P-IX, 2P-IX, 1P-IX ASK(-to-lt) 2P-IX APPRECIATE+ TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD+BRING(rt-to-ctr) WOOD 2P-IX pose:nod++(-to-rt) GO-AWAY(-to-lt) FORGET~GONE gs:DARN-IT FORGET35hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=367
405Hotchkiss (1913) ASKN/ADECIDE GOING(-to-rt) MEET(-to-rt) ASK(rt) FORGIVE+ FOR 1P-POSS FORGET40hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=405
44McGregor (1913) ASK-QUESTIONN/AASK-QUESTION pn:JESUS 3P-SELF gs:MEEKLY PRAY 1P-POSS FATHER M-Y F-A-T-H-E-R?5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=44
71McGregor (1913) ASK-QUESTIONN/AOR 3P-SELF(rc) FRIEND FOLLOW~AGENT SEVERAL(2h) CLASS(diminutive,lt-to-rt), TELL-3P(rt) 1P-POSS-PL(at_rt) FATHER ASK-QUESTION?7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=71
328McGregor (1913) ASK-QUESTIONN/AAND(int) 1P-IX-PL STOP gs:WAIT (rt)ASK-QUESTION(-to-rt) WHO THERE(rt) BLACK~FACE OR YELLOW OR WHITE~FACE OR BROWN(ctr) gs:NOTHING(exp) gs:NOTHING(exp)34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=328
489McGregor (1913) ASK-QUESTIONN/A3P-SELF(rt) ASK-QUESTION(-to-lt) WHERE WRITE IN BOOK? 46hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=489
505McGregor (1913) ASK-QUESTIONN/A3P-IX(rt) ASK-QUESTION(-to-lt),1P-POSS NAME IN?48hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=505
646McGregor (1913) ASKN/AASK DISTRIBUTE 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) DAY(rf,1h)~NOW 1P-POSS-PL DAILY BREAD pose:bow60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=646