Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: MAYBE

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
600Higgins (1923) MAYBEPERHAPSPERHAPS: Both hands supine at either side, fingers pointing outward, moved up and down alternately. (Maybe) (May) (Might) (Hesitate) (Waver) (Right index tip on forehead, palm inward and "Perhaps" denotes "Doubt").106hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=600&refid=higgins1923
7Long (1918) MAYBEMAY, MAYBE, PERHAPSMAY, MAYBE, PERHAPS, indicating probability: Hold out both open hands out in front straight from the sides, palms up; balance the hands up and down alternately several times like the balances of a pair of scales. I,5.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=7&refid=long1918
376Michaels (1923) MAYBEMAY (denoting doubt)MAY: 1. (Denoting doubt) Hold both hands with palms up before you. 2. Move the hands up and down alternately. 3. Same for perhaps. 88hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=376&refid=michaels1923
452Michaels (1923) MAYBEPERHAPSPERHAPS: 1. See may.100hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=452&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
6Hotchkiss (1913) MAYBEN/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=6
471Hotchkiss (1913) MAYBEN/ADET-THUMB(-to-rt) pn:CLERC gs:OH-WELL DONT-KNOW gs:SHRUG MAYBE47hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=471
40McGregor (1912) MAYBEN/Abs:-to-ctr MAYBE 1P-IX-PL(1P-arc-3P) THINK FEMALE DET-IX(lt) STUPID(int).7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=40