Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
74Higgins (1923) IN-FRONT-OFBEFORE (place)BEFORE (Place): Both vertical hands palm towards palm, right palm outward and left palm inward, moved to right palm inward and left palm outward.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=74&refid=higgins1923
972Long (1918) IN-FRONT-OFBEFORE (place)BEFORE (in place): Hold the open hands, pointing upward, in front, one on right side, one on left, palm toward palm, and 5 or 6 inches apart; turn both hands at the same time, carrying the left to the front and the right toward self, still keeping them palm to palm.106hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=972&refid=long1918
64Michaels (1923) IN-FRONT-OFBEFORE (to confront)BEFORE (to confront): 1. Hold the left hand palm facing you. 2. Suddenly place the right hand palm before the left hand palm.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=64&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
34Bryant (1915) IN-FRONT-OFN/AHERE PRESIDENT L-I-N-L-N gs:SIT THERE-HON(behind-X) SEE~LOOK-AT (sweep_rt-to-lt) gs:ARISE STAND GOING LECTURE IN-FRONT-OF PEOPLE~CLASS FOR ABOUT TEN M-I-N-U-T-E-S.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=bryant&glossid=34
218Erd (1913) IN-FRONT-OFN/ASEE(-to-lt) 1P-POSS BEAUTIFUL M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A, gs:LAY-THERE(2h,lt) DIE(2h,pitch) pose:hand-on-hand(lt) COLD IN-FRONT-OF(lt), pose:arms-folded(-to-rt) pose:step-back/pose:grab-throat(1h),23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=218
139Hubbard (1913) IN-FRONT-OFN/AEND WIN, DURING IN-FRONT-OF MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE MANY+ THOUSAND cl-p:44(watching,-to-lt) LIKE(1h,-to-lt), 15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=139
82McGregor (1913) IN-FRONT-OFN/A3P-SELF+(rc) STAND ON ROCK~cl-d:55(up-mountain,rt) IN-FRONT-OF WORLD 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=82