Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: AWFUL

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
213Higgins (1923) AWFULDANGERDANGER: Both "&" tips at sides of temples sprung upwards and opened. (Fearful) (Awful).41hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=213&refid=higgins1923
618Long (1918) AWFULAWFULAWFUL: Hold the "O" hands one against either temple; throw both hands simultaneously forward from the head, not quite arm's length, opening the fingers the while, so they assume position of "5" at the end of the sign. The sign may be made with one hand only. 73hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=618&refid=long1918
620Long (1918) AWFUL~HAPPENDANGEROUSDANGEROUS: Make sign for "fearful" and follow with "happen," i.e., bring hands to position of "G" and quickly drop and twist them inward until they come to rest, backs up, parallel and pointing outward.73hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=620&refid=long1918
47Michaels (1923) AWFULAWFULAWFUL: 1. Cluster the fingers of both hands around the thumbs. 2. Put the hands to the lower part of the cheeks. 3. Move the hands upward along the cheeks to the temples, meanwhile relax the fingers from the thumbs. 4. Have a frowning or frightened look.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=47&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
915Gallaudet (1910) AWFUL~HAPPENN/ABUT RELATED WITH 3P-POSS(lc) MARRY ONE AWFUL~HAPPEN78hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=915
298McGregor (1913) AWFULN/AOR HERE FIRE(fwd) AWFUL32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=298
377McGregor (1913) AWFULN/A1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc) FATHER TRUE GOOD, KIND, DISTRIBUTE ENOUGH EAT CLOTHES FOR ALL 3P-POSS(up) MALE~FEMALE(rf)~CHILDREN 3P-SELF(up) SPOIL+(rt-to-lt) ANY (neg)AWFUL(int). 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=377