Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
363Higgins (1923) GOVERNMENTGOVERNGOVERN: Right index tip pointing leftward placed at side of head, raised-backward-upward-frontward-downward to side of head again. (Capital City: "Govern" "City").67hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=363&refid=higgins1923
552Long (1918) GOVERNMENTGOVERNORGOVERNOR: The end of the forefinger of "G" hand is placed against the temple; withdraw it, describe a small circle in the air, and place end again on temple; next pass right hand over left, etc., as in "president." XI,226.66hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=552&refid=long1918
256Michaels (1923) GOVERNMENTGOVERNORGOVERNOR: 1. Move the right index finger in a circle near your right temple. 2. Put the tip of the index finger against the temple.66hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=256&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
315Fox (1915) GOVERNMENTN/ADET-IX-PL(arc) GOVERNMENT CONTROL OVER-ALL 2P-POSS-PL PEOPLE BY DET-IX PEOPLE AND FOR DET-IX(-to-rt) PEOPLE FUTURE NOT~NEVER WIPE~AWAY FROM EARTH HERE. 27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=315