Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
430Higgins (1923) DETERIORATENOT IMPROVENOT-IMPROVE: Same as preceding sign, but the stages of motion are made from near the elbow downwards towards the wrist. (To become worse) (Deterioration) (Decline) (Relapse).78hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=430&refid=higgins1923
326Long (1918) DETERIORATEDETERIORATION, DECLINE, FALLING OFFDETERIORATION, DECLINE, A FALLING OFF, etc.: Make similar motion to above (IMPROVE), but begin at about the elbow, arm inclined down, and move hand in opposite direction (down).46hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=326&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
322Veditz (1913) DETERIORATEN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt) TRY REMOVE(int,lt-to-rt) SIGN FROM SCHOOL(lt) ROOM, FROM CHURCH, FROM(lt) EARTH; REMOVE(rt-to-lt) TRY+ S-O 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) SIGN DETERIORATE+++.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=322