Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: NEED

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
538Higgins (1923) NEEDMUSTMUST: Right bent index of prone hand forced down a few indices. (Need) (Obligation) (Ought) (Have to). (Should, i.e., in sense of obligation).96hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=538&refid=higgins1923
9Long (1918) NEEDSHOULD, OUGHTSHOULD, OUGHT, indicating duty: Press the crooked forefinger of the right "G" hand against the lips and then move toward side and downward as in "must." Or, (2) Indicate by the signs "better" and "must." Better is signed as follows: Place the end of the right open hand pointing toward the left, palm against the mouth; draw away toward the side, assuming the position of "A" and lifting it to a level with the head.15hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=9&refid=long1918
10Long (1918) NEEDMUST, NEED, HAVE TOMUST, NEED, HAVE TO: Crook the finger of the right "G" hand, pointing it downward, and press the hand down some distance with more or less force. Sometimes the motion is repeated several times. I, 7. 15hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=10&refid=long1918
238Long (1918) NEEDMUST, NECESSITY, NEEDMUST, indicating NECESSITY and NEED: Crook the forefinger of the "G" hand, then turn it so the end points down; push the hand downward; the downward motion is often repeated several times.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=238&refid=long1918
407Michaels (1923) NEEDNEEDNEED: 1. Hook the index finger of either hand. 2. Have the finger point downward. 3. Move the hand up and down before you.93hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=407&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
227Fay (1913) NEEDN/A1P-IX FEEL fs:IF PRES(false start) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL B-R-A-Z-I-L COME VISIT COLLEGE, gs:OH-WELL PRESIDENT COLLEGE NEED HERE FOR MEET.16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=227
560Hotchkiss (1913) NEEDN/ATHINK~SUPERIOR EVERY+++ DEAF SPEAK MALE NEED gs:ORDERED-TO-GO(rt-to-lt) GOING(-to-lt) pn:CLERC C-L-E-R-C AND MONEY GIVE(-to-lt) FOR 3P-POSS(lt) TEACH(-to-rt) SO-AS ALL GET UNDERSTAND 3P-POSS(lt) SPIRIT SIGN55hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=560
190McGregor (1913) NEEDN/AYEAR++ NEED++ cl:LEGSonB(ride-horse) HORSE, CAMEL OR cl-i:XxXx(carriage) gs:OH-WELL PEOPLE(rf) FEEL FAR(rt) 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=190
345McGregor (1913) NEEDN/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=345
424McGregor (1913) NEEDN/A3P-IX(up) NEED 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc) HELP-3P(up) OR 3P-IX(up) REQUIRE HELP-3P(up), gs:NOTHING40hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=424
449McGregor (1913) NEEDN/ABUT(int) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc) BROTHER ON EARTH TRUE REQUIRE 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HELP, 1P-IX NEED 1P-POSS-PL HELP; 42hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=449
151Veditz (1913) NEEDN/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=151