Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: BETTER

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
359Higgins (1923) BETTERBETTERBETTER: "Er" added to "Good" denotes "Better".66hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=359&refid=higgins1923
562Long (1918) BETTERER, COMPARATIVEComparison is indicated by following the sign for the adjective by the sign indicating the degree, without any pause. For the comparative ("-er"), draw the "A" hand out toward the right side in front, raising it with a slight jerking motion to the height of the shoulder. For example, in making the sign for "better" the end of the open hand is placed against the mouth and the sign for "good" is made, but before quite finishing it the "A" hand is brought up the side as indicated so that there is no stop made, the whole movement appearing as one sign.67hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=562&refid=long1918
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
246Fay (1913) BETTER~SUPERIORN/ABETTER~SUPERIOR 2P-IX(lt) COME(-from-lt) EAT~BED QUICK.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=246
277Fox (1915) BETTERN/ATRUE BETTER FOR 1P-IX-PL~1P-SELF-PL PAY-ATTENTION+(rt) TO DET-IX(ctr) LEAVE-THERE(lc) END(lc) NOT-YET DO gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL(rf) ARMY++ UP-TILL-NOW PROGRESS.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=277
292Hotchkiss (1913) BETTER~MOSTN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) LIVE FOR BETTER~MOST THING THAN THAT(1h,lt)28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=292
237McGregor (1913) BETTERN/AAND(rf) 1P-IX-PL KNOW EACH-OTHER(rt-to-ctr) BETTER 1P-IX-PL CAN UNDERSTAND+ EACH-OTHER(ctr-to-rt) BETTER AND FEEL BROTHER.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=237
242McGregor (1913) BETTERN/AAND(rf) 1P-IX-PL KNOW EACH-OTHER(rt-to-ctr) BETTER 1P-IX-PL CAN UNDERSTAND+ EACH-OTHER(ctr-to-rt) BETTER AND FEEL BROTHER.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=242
279Veditz (1913) BETTER~MOSTN/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=279