Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: BEGIN

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
77Higgins (1923) BEGINBEGINBEGIN: Right index tip turned in between left index and middle as if it were a screw. (Commence).18hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=77&refid=higgins1923
258Long (1918) BEGINBEGIN, COMMENCEBEGIN, COMMENCE, etc.: Extend left "H" hand palm slightly toward you; with a twisting or boring motion force forefinger of right "G" hand through the "H" between the two fingers. VII,139.39hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=258&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
327Dougherty (1913) BEGINN/APEOPLE DET-IX(rt) LOOK-AT(-to-lt), BEGIN DOCTOR ALL-OVER SPREAD MEDICINE C-H-L-O-R-O-F-O-R-M(nod). 34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=327
150Gallaudet (1910) BEGINN/AJ-O-H-N BEGIN SAY~TALK(lc) WITH THAT(1h, lc) FEMALE~YOUNG14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=150
301Veditz (1913) BEGINN/A1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN QUICK NOW(rf) BEGIN SHOW RESULT 3P-POSS+(rt) TRY+.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=301