Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
79Higgins (1923) BELIEVEBELIEVEBELIEVE: Right vertical index, palm leftward, moved straight out from the lips to clasped hands, or right index tip from the forehead to clasped hands. (Faith) (Fidelity) (Truth) (Trust) (Confidence).18hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=79&refid=higgins1923
199Long (1918) BELIEVEBELIEVEBELIEVE: Place the end of the forefinger on the forehead as in "think" (some place it on the lips); then, bringing the left hand up halfway to meet it, bring the hand from the forehead and clasp both in front of you, palms together. VI,106.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=199&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
36Draper (1915) BELIEVEN/A3P-POSS BELIEVE CONTINUE.4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=36
92Draper (1915) BELIEVEN/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=92
255Draper (1915) BELIEVEN/AAND SECOND(2h) BLESS IN HAVE 3P-POSS FIRST(1h) P-A-T-O-N, T-H-E I-L-U-S-T-I-O-U-S L-I-L-O-N, QUIET WITH SEE+++(fwd), BELIEVE(firmly) AND PATIENT~CONTINUE MALE. pose:bow26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=255
274Veditz (1913) BELIEVEN/ATHAT(1h) MALE~cl-d:B(height) TRY+ TEACH+(arc) PEOPLE(arc), CAUSE(rf,rt) PEOPLE(arc) BELIEVE T-H-E(rf) O-R-A-L M-E-T-H-O-D TRUE BETTER~MOST(1h).25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=274