Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: LEARN

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
473Higgins (1923) LEARNLEARNLEARN: Right thumb and finger tips brought together on left supine as if to take something and then lift it to head. (This sign made alternately with both hands denotes "Education").85hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=473&refid=higgins1923
198Long (1918) LEARNLEARNLEARN: Place the open palm of the left hand as if it were a book or printed page in front of self; with the other hand grasp imaginary knowledge from it with the fingers closing against the thumb and raise it to the forehead. VI,105.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=198&refid=long1918
350Michaels (1923) LEARNLEARNLEARN: 1. Hold both palms before you as an open book. 2. Look intently in them. 3. Make motion of taking some thing from the palm of your left hand with the fingers of the right hand. 4. Carry the right hand to the forehead and relax the fingers as if leaving something on or in the forehead.82hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=350&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
34Cloud (1913) LEARNN/A3P-SELF PASS-DOWN(rf) FANCY PEOPLE, RICH HAVE, LEARN WISE HAVE SOUL STRONG LOVE FEEL~PITY(2h) FOR(rf) PEOPLE, AND WITH EVERY++(linear) HOPE FOR(rf) GLORY SUCCEED IN ANY WORK WANT+, 2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=34
153Cloud (1913) LEARNN/ATRUE GOOD FOR pn:GALLAUDET AGO SEEK FOR LEARN HOW TEACH DEAF FUTURE LEAD TO pn:FRANCE. 6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=153
81Dougherty (1913) LEARNN/AMOM~DAD BOTH DECIDE SPEND(rf)~COLLECT MONEY GIVE(-to-rt) SON GROWUP LEARN BECOME DOCTOR HELP FIND WAY T-O CHANGE(rf) REMOVE SUFFER-PAIN AMONG(rf) PEOPLE. 10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=81
262Fay (1913) LEARN~AGENTN/ATHAT(1h) NIGHT pn:EMG ARRIVE AND TOMORROW MORNING BEFORE TIME~SEVEN, ALL COLLEGE, LEARN~AGENT, TEACH~AGENT cl-p:CC(gather) IN HOUSE~SUNDAY THERE(behind_back) 19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=262
56Hubbard (1913) LEARNN/A3P-SELF(rc) LEARN+ SCHOOL TO MUCH DEGREE FROM W-I-L-L-I-A-M-S C-O-L-L-E-G-E.8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=56
99Hubbard (1913) LEARNN/ADURING 3P-SELF HAVE DUTY MANY+ OTHER+ IN C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S, 3P-SELF REMEMBER(int) LEARN(lc) SCHOOL(lc) THING(lc) PROGRESS.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=99
376Veditz (1913) LEARNN/AE-D-W-A-R-D M-I-N-E-R G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T, pn:EMG, LEARN(up-from-lt) GET(-from-lt) THAT(2h) SIGN FROM 3P-POSS(dn_rt) FATHER pn:GALLAUDET.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=376
426Veditz (1913) LEARNN/AHAVE(rf) MANY++(int) MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOW LIVE LEARN 3P-POSS-PL(arc,rt) SIGN FROM MALE SAME+ THAT(2h).38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=426