Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024


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302Long (1918) HISTORYHISTORYHISTORY: Begin making the sign for "happen" over the right shoulder and continue making it while the hands are brought down from the shoulder to the front of the body. The sign for "HAPPEN" is made as follows: Place the "G" hands parallel in front, thumb up, and twist both at the same time inward, bringing the thumb down. In carrying the hands up to the shoulder to make the sign they will not be exactly in this position, as they will point back and gradually be brought down and into the position as described.43hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=302&refid=long1918
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