Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
234Higgins (1923) DONT-WANTDON'T WANTDON'T WANT: Same sign as preceding sign but both hands turned suddenly prone without being drawn to body.44hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=234&refid=higgins1923
154Long (1918) DONT-WANTNOT WANT, DON'T WANTNOT TO WANT, DON'T WANT: Hold hands in similar position (WISH, WANT), but instead of drawing back turn the hands upside down as if dropping out whatever might be in them. IV,77.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=154&refid=long1918
502Michaels (1923) SOFT~TEXTURE~pose:smell~gs:DONT-WANTROTROT: 1. Draw the fingers against the thumbs of both hands held before you, relax and draw again, and glide the thumbs along over the inside of the fingers as if crushing something soft. 2. Smell the fingers of one hand. 3. Avert the head and move the hand quickly away. Frown.109hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=502&refid=michaels1923
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