Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
347Higgins (1923) GENTLEMANGENTLEMANGENTLEMAN: Right hand as if grasping peak of hat, or thumb tip of right "A" hand at temple to denote "Male," and then the sign for "Fine" meaning "Polite" (Lady: Thumb tip of right "A" hand on lower jaw and "Polite").64hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=347&refid=higgins1923
75Long (1918) MALE~FANCYGENTLEMANGENTLEMAN: Sign for "male;" then bring the "5" hand down and with the ends of the fingers pointing up and the hands at right angles with the body, strike the thumb against the breast. III, 33.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=75&refid=long1918
241Michaels (1923) MALE~FANCYGENTLEMANGENTLEMAN: 1. Put the fist to the forehead: male. 2. Move the hand down to the breast, simultaneously extend the fingers. 3. Touch the breast with your thumb tip. 4. Move the hand out forward.63hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=241&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
2Regensburg (1913) GENTLEMANN/ALADY GENTLEMAN(l-hand) 2P-HON, NOW 1P-IX-PL(rf) INTRODUCE D-R G T D-O-U-G-H-E-R-T-Y O-F C-H-I-C-A-G-O I-L-L1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=regensburg&glossid=2