Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: BEG

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
76Higgins (1923) BEGBEGBEG: Right supine palm, fingers pointing outward, move in little jerks from left to right as if extended to beg. (Ask alms).17hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=76&refid=higgins1923
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
65Michaels (1923) BEGBEGBEG: 1. Hold your left forearm in front of you with the palm of the hand turned downward. 2. Put your right hand under the left forearm near the wrist. 3. Move the hands in this position in a round about way. 4. Meanwhile draw in and extend the fingers of the right hand.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=65&refid=michaels1923
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