Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024

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BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
464Higgins (1923) DONT-KNOWDON'T KNOWDON'T KNOW: Right finger tips against the forehead as in know, and then hand turned quickly to palm outward.83hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=464&refid=higgins1923
463Higgins (1923) KNOWKNOWKNOW: Tips of right vertical hand, palm inward, placed against the forehead. (Knowledge) (Intelligence) (Inform: "Know" and both vertical hands moved downward and outward to supine as if giving out.)83hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=463&refid=higgins1923
205Long (1918) DONT-KNOWDON'T KNOWDON'T KNOW: Touch the forehead as in "know," then throw it outward, turning the hand with a twist of the wrist meanwhile. VI,111.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=205&refid=long1918
204Long (1918) KNOWKNOW, INTELLIGENCEKNOW, INTELLIGENCE: Tap the forehead with the end of the hand. VI,110.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=204&refid=long1918
675Long (1918) KNOW~NEWSTRANGESTRANGE: Sign 'know' and 'new' together.78hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=675&refid=long1918
212Long (1918) KNOW~STAYREMEMBERREMEMBER: Touch forehead with open right hand, bring hand down and form "A" with both hands (thumbs extended slightly further out) and then place end of right thumb upon the top end of the other as if holding it down. VI, 116.35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=212&refid=long1918
338Michaels (1923) KNOWKNOWKNOW: 1. Touch or tap on the forehead with all four fingers of one hand. 2. Have a knowing look.80hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=338&refid=michaels1923
381Michaels (1923) THINKING~KNOW~THINKINGMEDITATEMEDITATE: 1. Rub the index finger in a small circle on the forehead. 2. Rest the hand on the forehead a moment and rub again. 3. Have a thoughtful expression. 89hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=381&refid=michaels1923
572Michaels (1923) THINKING~KNOW~THINKINGTHINKTHINK: 1. Put the index finger of the right hand to the forehead. 2. Rub the finger around in a small circle several times. 3. Show a thoughtful expression.122hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=572&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
222Cloud (1913) KNOW~STAYN/A3P-POSS(rt) BIRTHDAY~DAY DET-IX-PL(X) DEAF PEOPLE KNOW~STAY THAT(2h) cl-p:55(move-fwd) YEAR~ONE-YEAR-FUTURE ONE-YEAR-FUTURE. 10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=222
254Cloud (1913) KNOW~STAYN/ABUT D-E L-E-P-E-E WHO ESTABLISH TEACH DEAF WORLD MUST WORTH HAVE ONE SUPERIOR HONOR KNOW~STAY FROM(rf)1P-IX-PL THAN 1P-IX-PL HAVE NOW.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=254
277Cloud (1913) KNOW~STAYN/AALLOW 1P-IX-PL ESTABLISH UNDER N-A-D CONTROL AT INDEFINITE AREA FUTURE DECIDE, ONE SHAPE BECOME STAY KNOW~STAY AND CONTINUE SHOW(rt-to-lc) fs:OF LOVE HONOR pn:AMERICA DEAF HAVE FOR MALE THAT(1h) WHO ESTABLISH FIRST(2h) fs:PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR DEAF, WHO ESTABLISH MOST SUCCEED WAY TEACH DEAF, WHO GIVE DEAF FINGERSPELLING, WHO(rf) GIVE(rf) DEAF SIGN, C-H-A-R-L-E-S M-I-C-H-E-L D-E L-'-E-P-E-E.13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=277
69Dougherty (1913) KNOWN/AAWHILE HEAR YELL, KNOW NEW BABY COME.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=69
22Draper (1915) DONT-KNOWN/AL-I-N-C-O-L-N(assim) WITH TROUBLE PRESSURE MANY+++(circ), FEEL DOUBT, FEEL DONT-KNOW FUTURE SUCCEED(rf) IXtapsTHREE-to-IXtapsTWO FAIL OR DONT-KNOW(exp).2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=22
28Draper (1915) DONT-KNOWN/AL-I-N-C-O-L-N(assim) WITH TROUBLE PRESSURE MANY+++(circ), FEEL DOUBT, FEEL DONT-KNOW FUTURE SUCCEED(rf) IXtapsTHREE-to-IXtapsTWO FAIL OR DONT-KNOW(exp).2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=28
68Draper (1915) DONT-KNOWN/Apn:LINCOLN DONT-KNOW(neg) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h).8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=68
296Erd (1913) KNOWN/ASAY gs:NOTHING WORD++(arc,lt-to-lc) DO(pitch,rt) gs:NOTHING SEEM SAME KNOW gs:NOTHING WHEN ALL-NIGHT~cl:C//B(sunrise,lt) RED~cl:5(glimmer,lt), KNOW(pitch) gs:NOTHING WHEN AFTERNOON~cl:F//B(sunset,rt) cl:B(darkness-come-down,rt) DARK(rt) SUN~cl:C(moonrise-to-apex,rt)31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=296
301Erd (1913) KNOWN/ASAY gs:NOTHING WORD++(arc,lt-to-lc) DO(pitch,rt) gs:NOTHING SEEM SAME KNOW gs:NOTHING WHEN ALL-NIGHT~cl:C//B(sunrise,lt) RED~cl:5(glimmer,lt), KNOW(pitch) gs:NOTHING WHEN AFTERNOON~cl:F//B(sunset,rt) cl:B(darkness-come-down,rt) DARK(rt) SUN~cl:C(moonrise-to-apex,rt)31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=301
21Fay (1913) KNOW~STAYN/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=21
148Fay (1913) KNOWN/ABUT 1P-IX-PL KNOW+++ DET-IX(rt) TIME-PERIOD SMALL+.10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=148
236Fox (1915) KNOW~STAYN/ADET-IX(rt) WORLD FUTURE(l-hand) LITTLE-BIT LOOK-AT(-to-lt) OR LONG KNOW~STAY gs:WHAT 1P-IX-PL SAY+ HERE(neg), BUT WORLD FUTURE NEVER FORGET gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL ARMY+ DO HERE.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=236
648Gallaudet (1910) KNOW~STAYN/ATHERE(rt) ALL NEAR(rep3x,small_arc) THAT(1h) GIVE KNOW~STAY R-O-C-K C-R-E-E-K P-A-R-K NEAR pn:WASHINGTON-DC VERY BEAUTIFUL LIKE58hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=648
880Gallaudet (1910) KNOW~STAYN/A1P-SELF BUY IN L-Y-N-T-O-N ONE cl-d:55(across-chest) S-K-I-N O-F A BEAUTIFUL S-T-A-G AND HAVE IN 1P-POSS HOUSE(lc) NOW FOR KNOW~STAY T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y 75hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=880
9Hotchkiss (1913) KNOWN/AMAYBE 2P-IX-PL(arc,rt-to-lt) APPRECIATE KNOW WHO DET-IX(-to-X) AGENT.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=9
68Hotchkiss (1913) KNOWN/AAMONG CLASS(po_up) 2P-IX-PL(arc) ALL KNOW L-A-U-R-E-N-T C-L-E-R-C6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=68
212Hotchkiss (1913) KNOW~STAYN/AONCE 1P-IX KNOW~STAY 3P-SELF(rt) pn:CLERC GOING(-to-lt) ENTER(lt) INSTITUTE(lt) STAND STORY DISTRIBUTE DEAF ABOUT WORTH IMPORTANT 3P-IX-PL KEEP READ WRITE+ ARRANGE++(ctr-to-rt) 3P-POSS WORD ALRIGHT20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=212
469Hotchkiss (1913) DONT-KNOWN/ADET-THUMB(-to-rt) pn:CLERC gs:OH-WELL DONT-KNOW gs:SHRUG MAYBE47hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=469
481Hotchkiss (1913) DONT-KNOWN/Apn:CLERC gs:WELL-NOW 1P-HON DONT-KNOW BUT 1P-IX APPRECIATE THERE(rt) BESIDE pn:GALLAUDET(l-hand) THERE(lt,l-hand) BESIDE.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=481
197Hubbard (1913) KNOW~STAYN/A1P-IX-PL KNOW~STAY EIGHTEEN~HUNDRED~EIGHTY~ONE, SUMMER AFTER LONG SAD, FULL FEEL~HEAVY(int).21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=197
283Hubbard (1913) KNOWN/ASMALL FROM-THEN-ON LITTLE-BIT MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE KNOW+ 3P-IX(rt) pose:nod 3P-POSS(rt) HOUR++ FEW END.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=283
297Hubbard (1913) KNOWN/ANIGHT DARK, PEOPLE SLEEP gs:NOTHING LISTEN gs:RING-BELLS KNOW gs:OH-WELL 3P-IX(rt) GO-AWAY(rt^) TO 3P-POSS(rt) GOOD(rf)~PRAISE++33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=297
339Hubbard (1913) KNOW~STAYN/ATIME-PERIOD NOW 1P-IX-PL GET-OPPORTUNITY AGAIN N-A-D COME HERE HONOR(bow) GIVE 1P-POSS-PL (false-start) KNOW~STAY 1P-POSS-PL FRIEND AND MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOBLE. 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=339
87McGregor (1912) KNOWN/Abs:-to-rt gs:NO-NO 2P-IX UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING, 1P-IX-PL KNOW GOOD LIVE(rf) GIVE RED~SUGAR cl-d-trace:1onB(cake,3x).13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=87
200McGregor (1913) DONT-KNOWN/ADONT-KNOW WHO LIVE NEAR+ 3P-IX-PL(lt-to-rt) CANT FEEL(deliberate) BROTHER gs:NOTHING UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(rt) WORD+ 22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=200
235McGregor (1913) KNOWN/AAND(rf) 1P-IX-PL KNOW EACH-OTHER(rt-to-ctr) BETTER 1P-IX-PL CAN UNDERSTAND+ EACH-OTHER(ctr-to-rt) BETTER AND FEEL BROTHER.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=235
303McGregor (1913) KNOWN/AIN HOUR 2~3~4 WORLD KNOW++ ABOUT THAT(2h,int) AND QUICK DET-IX-PL PEOPLE(rf) FEEL GO-TO(-to-rt) FEEL PITY(rt) QUICK SUMMONS+~GO-AWAY EAT CLOTHES MEDICINE DOCTOR SEND(rt) NO-MATTER(neg) cl:1aroundS(to-bottom-of) WORLD.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=303
350McGregor (1913) KNOWN/AALL(int) 1P-POSS-PL BROTHER IN TROUBLE NEED+ HELP(-to-rt) DET-IX(at_X) THINK~SUPERIOR 1P-IX-PL KNOW WHAT+ HARM 3P-IX(rt) HARM-1P 1P-IX-PL, ANY HELP(-to-rt) 3P-IX(rt) HELP-1P 1P-IX 35hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=350
549McGregor (1913) KNOW~STAYN/ATRUE THAT(2h) IMPORTANT KNOW~STAY(int).53hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=549
55Veditz (1913) KNOW~STAYN/ASHOW(-to-lt) 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-ctr) RESPECT(-to-lt,bow) FOR 3P-POSS(lt) KNOW~STAY.7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=55
59Veditz (1913) KNOW~SUPERIORN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) LOVE 3P-IX(lt) KNOW~SUPERIOR 3P-SELF(lt) 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-ctr) FIRST TEACH+~AGENT.8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=59
68Veditz (1913) KNOW~SUPERIORN/ABUT 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) LOVE MORE KNOW~SUPERIOR 3P-SELF(lt) TRUE FATHER AND(rf) INVENT~AGENT O-F(rf) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=68
136Veditz (1913) KNOWN/ABUT APPRECIATE~BETTER LISTEN(lt) TO UNFAIR FEEL~ROCK REQUIRE PEOPLE THAT(1h) THINK KNOW ALL ABOUT TEACH+ DEAF;13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=136
142Veditz (1913) KNOWN/ABUT KNOW NOTHING(2h) ABOUT 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-lt) MIND+ AND SPIRIT, FEEL, WANT, NEED++.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=142
284Veditz (1913) KNOWN/ABUT DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) pn:AMERICA(rc) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:FRANCE(rt) DEAF(r-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:GERMANY(lt) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(l-hand) TRUE fs:THE ORAL M-E-T-H-O-D POOR~MOST.26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=284
287Veditz (1913) KNOWN/ABUT DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) pn:AMERICA(rc) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:FRANCE(rt) DEAF(r-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:GERMANY(lt) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(l-hand) TRUE fs:THE ORAL M-E-T-H-O-D POOR~MOST.26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=287
290Veditz (1913) KNOWN/ABUT DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) pn:AMERICA(rc) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:FRANCE(rt) DEAF(r-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:GERMANY(lt) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(l-hand) TRUE fs:THE ORAL M-E-T-H-O-D POOR~MOST.26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=290
441Veditz (1913) KNOWN/ABUT ONE KNOW HOW GIVE(lt-to-rt) CAN, ONE THROUGH M-O-V-I-N-G P-I-C-T-U-R-E F-I-L-M-S.40hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=441