Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: DO

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
8Higgins (1923) DOACTIONACTION: Both hands prone before body, fingers pointing downward, and both hands moved first to one side and then to the other. (Actual) (Do) (Conduct) (Deed) (Actual Grace "Help" "Grace")6hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=8&refid=higgins1923
14Long (1918) DODODO: Hold the bent hands out in front from the sides, fingers pointing downward; move the hands first to one side and then to the other, giving them a slight downward pressure as they start toward the side. The fingers may be slightly separated as in the bent "5" hands, as in playing the keys of a piano. I,10. 15hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=14&refid=long1918
456Long (1918) DOACT, CONDUCT, DEEDACT, CONDUCT, DEED: Place bent hands in front from the side, fingers bent and pointing down; move them apart and then toward each other quite actively and give them a shaking motion. Some move hands in same direction all the time from side to side. This is more particularly mere conduct, while the former indicates activity. 57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=456&refid=long1918
628Long (1918) DOACTION, ACTIVEACTION, ACTIVE: Place the bent hands with fingers pointing down, in front out from the sides; draw them apart toward the sides and again bring them near; repeat the motion rather rapidly.73hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=628&refid=long1918
164Michaels (1923) DODODO: 1. Hold both hands before you with the fingers bent down. 2. Move the hands right then left two or three times. 3. Wiggle the fingers.50hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=164&refid=michaels1923
181Michaels (1923) WORK~DO~COLLECTEARNEARN: 1. Strike the right wrist on the left wrist two or three times. 2. Sign "do." 3. Make a scoop-in movement with the palm of your right hand over and along the palm of your left hand.53hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=181&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
203Draper (1915) DON/AHOPE DEAF EVERY+++(arc) MALE~FEMALE SEE 1P-POSS DO, FEEL GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX DO GOOD~MOST 1P-IX(rf) CAN D-O, GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX(rf) CAN THINKING THAT(1h) HELP HAPPEN SUCCEED.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=203
207Draper (1915) DON/AHOPE DEAF EVERY+++(arc) MALE~FEMALE SEE 1P-POSS DO, FEEL GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX DO GOOD~MOST 1P-IX(rf) CAN D-O, GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX(rf) CAN THINKING THAT(1h) HELP HAPPEN SUCCEED.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=207
292Erd (1913) DON/ASAY gs:NOTHING WORD++(arc,lt-to-lc) DO(pitch,rt) gs:NOTHING SEEM SAME KNOW gs:NOTHING WHEN ALL-NIGHT~cl:C//B(sunrise,lt) RED~cl:5(glimmer,lt), KNOW(pitch) gs:NOTHING WHEN AFTERNOON~cl:F//B(sunset,rt) cl:B(darkness-come-down,rt) DARK(rt) SUN~cl:C(moonrise-to-apex,rt)31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=292
356Erd (1913) DON/ACOMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR WORK DO(pitch) gs:NOTHING(pitch), COMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR SUFFER~PAIN. 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=356
385Erd (1913) DON/AFUTURE LITTLE-BIT TIME-PERIOD 1P-IX GOING(1x-to-lt) 1P-POSS DUTY DO ON EARTH END, FUTURE LITTLE-BIT TIME-PERIOD PASS THEN 2P-POSS(lt) cl:1(feet) WALK++(-to-lt) 1P-IX FUTURE FOLLOW(pitch) FAR+(pitch,1-hs)38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=385
89Fay (1913) DON/ADET-IX(lt) NAME FAMOUS SPECIAL ONE WHY~SUPERIOR(2h) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT NEGATIVE, BUT SO-AS MALE~cl-d:B(height) INTELLIGENT~INTELLIGENT(int), WISE, ENTHUSIASTIC, KIND, LOVE 3P-POSS(lt) PEOPLE~CLASS DO MUCH PROGRESS 3P-POSS(lt) NATION DURING YEAR+ FIFTY-EIGHT 3P-IX(lt) CONTINUE EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=89
191Fox (1915) DON/ATRUE ALL~WITH AGREE(rc) ALRIGHT(rc) FOR 1P-IX-PL DO THAT(2h)17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=191
249Fox (1915) DON/ADET-IX(rt) WORLD FUTURE(l-hand) LITTLE-BIT LOOK-AT(-to-lt) OR LONG KNOW~STAY gs:WHAT 1P-IX-PL SAY+ HERE(neg), BUT WORLD FUTURE NEVER FORGET gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL ARMY+ DO HERE.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=249
263Fox (1915) DON/ATRUE GOOD FOR(rf) 1P-IX-PL WHO LIVE HERE FOR CHANGE PAY-ATTENTION(-to-rt) TO(rt) THAT(2h) DO LEAVE-THERE(lc) END(lc) NOT-YET,THAT(2h) DO 3P-SELF+(rt) GIVE(lc) LAST FULL WORTH 3P-POSS(rt) REST23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=263
268Fox (1915) DON/ATRUE GOOD FOR(rf) 1P-IX-PL WHO LIVE HERE FOR CHANGE PAY-ATTENTION(-to-rt) TO(rt) THAT(2h) DO LEAVE-THERE(lc) END(lc) NOT-YET,THAT(2h) DO 3P-SELF+(rt) GIVE(lc) LAST FULL WORTH 3P-POSS(rt) REST23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=268
286Fox (1915) DON/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=286
305Hotchkiss (1913) DON/ABUT TRUE 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-3P-to-3P) EAT++(2h-alt) FOR GET~STRONG SO-AS 1P-IX-PL CAN DO LIVE GOOD(2h)29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=305
672Hotchkiss (1913) DON/ATHINKING 3P-POSS(lt) pn:JESUS LIVE FAIL 3P-POSS(lt) DO WORTH~NOTHING ALL~WIPE-AWAY pose:grieving(hand-on-head)63hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=672
151Hubbard (1913) DON/A3P-SELF gs:SWORN-IN(1h) BECOME PRESIDENT pn:AMERICA, 3P-POSS(lt) DO(lt) FIRST gs:WHAT, 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE OLD MOTHER gs:SIT(lt) pose:embrace-and-kiss-cl:S(head_lt) 16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=151
161Hubbard (1913) DON/ATHAT(1h) DO MAKE~DISTRIBUTE MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE pn:AMERICA FEEL(bs:bkwd,int) CRY(bow)17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=161
172Hubbard (1913) DON/AFROM-THEN-ON 3P-SELF(rt) RESPONSIBILITY DUTY PRESIDENT DO.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=172
276Hubbard (1913) DON/AALL(int) CAN DO, DO END.31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=276
277Hubbard (1913) DON/AALL(int) CAN DO, DO END.31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=277
74McGregor (1913) DON/AN-O!(neg,int,neg) pn:JESUS DO DET-IX-PL(dn)/FIVE THAT(2h,neg) gs:NOTHING 8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=74
413McGregor (1913) DON/AWHEN 3P-IX(rt) UNDERSTAND CLEAR WORD+ 1P-POSS-PL FATHER, 3P-SELF(rt) FUTURE(int) DO THAT(1h) NEGATIVE 38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=413
559McGregor (1913) DON/A1P-IX-PL WANT SHOW-3P(up_rt) HONOR LOVE TO FATHER, 1P-IX-PL CAN DO++ KIND(body_arc) TO 1P-POSS-PL MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME GOOD~MOST54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=559
640McGregor (1913) DON/A1P-POSS-PL FATHER(rf) IN~HEAVEN pose:bow 2P-POSS(up) KING COME(up-to-), 2P-POSS(up) APPRECIATE DO ON EARTH SO-AS HEAVEN pose:bow59hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=640