Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: HAPPEN

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
386Higgins (1923) HAPPENHAPPENHAPPEN: Both indices, palm towards palm, pointing outward, hands suddenly turned to prone, tips of indices tracing a small curve each. (Therefore) (Event) (Effect). (History: "Happen" made repeatedly as hands move from over left shoulder down and out to right side.)71hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=386&refid=higgins1923
381Long (1918) HAPPENHAPPENHAPPEN: Bring the "G" hands in front held parallel and pointing out with "G" up; turn the hands with a quick motion so that the forefingers twist inward, bringing the backs of the hands up. The same sign also signifies "accident." IX,183.51hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=381&refid=long1918
427Michaels (1923) HAPPENOFOF: 1. Hold the index finger of either hand out in front of you. 2. Move the index finger in a curved and downward and outward way.96hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=427&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
24Dougherty (1913) HAPPENN/AALSO 3P-IX-PL ALL HONOR LOVE DOCTOR WHO INVENT cl-i:OintoB(anesthesia) CAUSE CAN(rf) SLEEP OUT PAIN STOP HAPPEN(rf) cl-i:S(pull-tooth) OR cl:B(amputate-leg) SURGERY(at-lt-chest) SURGERY(at-rt-chest).4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=24
218Draper (1915) HAPPENN/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=218
136Erd (1913) HAPPENN/AFAR+(pitch,rt) cl-trace:1(wandering,-to-rt) ROCK~cl-d:BB(mountains,lt)~cl-d:BB(mountains,rt) HEAR(pitch) HAPPEN(restr) YELL(pitch-to-rt). 14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=136
25Fay (1913) HAPPENN/AONE VISIT 1P-HON(rf) KNOW~STAY WITH(rf) MUCH APPRECIATE HAPPEN IN YEAR ONE THOUSAND EIGHT~HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=25
172Gallaudet (1910) HAPPENN/ASEEM(2h) HAPPEN LOVE~FALL(rep,dual,lt-and-ctr) 3P-IX-DUAL(lt-to-ctr) FIRST SEE18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=172
194Gallaudet (1910) HAPPENN/ATHAT(1h) HAPPEN(rep2x,lt-to-rt) IN BOOK L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E GIVE-GIFT(-to-lt) NAME(lt) TO LAND~ALL-OVER IN S-O-M-E-R-S-E-T(l-hand) AND D-E-V-O-N-O-N-T-I-O-S(r-hand) NAMED T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y AND(l-hand) THAT(1h,l-hand) 1P-IX PURPOSE STORY NOW 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=194
231Gallaudet (1910) HAPPENN/ATHAT(rep,2h) TO THAT(1h) LAND CONTINUE(1h) UP-TILL-NOW THIRTY YEAR MANY(rep,lt) MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE(rf) cl-p:55(mass-approach,lt-to-ctr) LOOK-AT(1h-to-rt) PLACE(rep,rt-to-lt) HAPPEN(rep,ctr-to-lt) LIKE IN THAT(1h,lt) STORY22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=231
393Gallaudet (1910) HAPPENN/AAND(l-hand) TO THAT(2h) FEMALE ONCE J-O-H-N R-I-D-D(l-hand) HAPPEN 3P-POSS(lt) SWEETHEART WITH L-O-R-N-A PROGRESS SOME DILEMMA(rep2x,arc,rt-to-lt) 3P-SELF(lt) GO-TO(-to-rt) SEE~ASK-QUESTION(rep,-to-rt) THAT(1h,rt) FEMALE~OLD(2h) FOR HELP.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=393
788Gallaudet (1910) HAPPENN/AOTHER DAY(1h) 1P-IX-PL HAVE VERY LIKE HAPPEN68hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=788
984Gallaudet (1910) HAPPENN/ASTORY(rep2x) OLD pn:ENGLAND HAPPEN(arc,rt-to-lt) LIKE VERY85hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=984
10Hubbard (1913) HAPPENN/APRESIDENT, gs:ALL(rt-to-ctr arc), FEMALE~FANCY, MALE(rf)~FANCY, 1P-IX-PL HERE ON H-A-L-L-O-W-E-D G-R-O-U-N-D, HAPPEN+ MUCH5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=10
47Hubbard (1913) HAPPENN/AJ-A-M-E-S A G-A-R-F-I-E-L-D 3P-POSS LIVE FULL LIKE HAPPEN++ FROM cl-d:B++(small-height) POOR GOING SUPERIOR+ RESPONSIBILITY MUCH.7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=47
184Hubbard (1913) HAPPENN/A3P-IX(rt) BODY(rf)~STRONG, HAPPEN MOMENT SEEM(2h) BLINK, 3P-IX(rt) BECOME cl:AA-to-BB(stricken,rt) pose:lay-there SUFFER-PAIN HELP 3P-SELF(rt) CANT+.20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=184
276McGregor (1913) HAPPENN/AHAPPEN THERE(rt) IN pn:CHINA(2h) LIQUID-CLASS~RAIN(wg) FLOOD(prog) DIE(2h-alt) 29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=276
12Veditz (1913) HAPPENN/AYEARLY(lt-to-rt) HAPPEN 3P-POSS(ctr) BORN~DAY ARRIVE,2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=12