Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: FISH

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
323Higgins (1923) FISHFISHFISH: Right hand palm leftward, fingers pointing outward, hand bent back and forth to show motion of fish's tail in water as hand comes toward body.60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=323&refid=higgins1923
790Long (1918) FISHFISHFISH: Extend the right open hand, pointing out, thumb edge up; place the end of the left open hand against the wrist of the right, and work the right hand like the tail of a fish. 88hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=790&refid=long1918
867Long (1918) FISHFISHFISH: Extend the right "B" hand in front straight out from the waist, or a little above it; then place the end of the left open hand at right angles against the wrist of the right, and then wiggle the right hand from the wrist as if it were the tail of a fish. XVII,342.95hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=867&refid=long1918
487Long (1918) FISHINGFISHFISH: Sign for the animal "fish," place the end of the left open hand against the right forearm with the right hand extended outward, move the right hand from side to side like the tail of a fish in swimming; then make motion as if lifting a fish-pole in the hands.60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=487&refid=long1918
214Michaels (1923) FISHFISHFISH: 1. Put the right hand fingers against the left wrist. 2. Wag the left hand as a fish does its tail.58hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=214&refid=michaels1923
642Michaels (1923) FISH~LARGE~cl:11(along-nose>whale-spouting)WHALEWHALE: 1. Sign fish and large. 2. Pass the index fingers up along the sides of your nose and outward as a whale spirming. (To denote Jonah, add sign of man and swallow.)135hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=642&refid=michaels1923
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