Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: OPEN

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
577Higgins (1923) OPENOPENOPEN: Both vertical hands palm outward, separated to the sides.102hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=577&refid=higgins1923
802Long (1918) NUT~gs:CRACK-OPENPEANUTPEANUT: Sign for "nut;" then with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand grasp the end of the forefinger of the left "G" hand and give a twisting motion as in breaking the end of a peanut.89hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=802&refid=long1918
481Long (1918) OPENOPENOPEN: With hands in position closed as above (SHUT, CLOSE), draw them apart. Note: To open or close a window, place the hands, the left pointing toward the right, and the right toward the left, then strike the little finger edge of the right hand against the forefinger of the left, for "shut". For "open" or "raise", place the hands together as above and then raise the right away from it.60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=481&refid=long1918
433Michaels (1923) DOOROPENOPEN: 1. Place the hands together so the index fingers will touch each other full length. 2. Move the hands apart. See door.97hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=433&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
42Erd (1913) open-armsN/AHEAR(pitch) THERE(-to-rt) INITIAL-W~cl-d:55(falls-of-Minnehaha,rt_up-to-dn) cl:55(waters-striking-a-wall)+ cl:55(dn,swirling-spray-of-water-up) cl:55(settling-down) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A(rt) pose:open-arms(-to-lt) gs:COME-HERE(-to-lt), TO-1P 1P-IX FAR+(pitch).5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=42
31McGregor (1912) grab-at-leg-to-open-handN/Acl:55-to-OO++(chest,undress), pose:look-on-body-to-aha!(raised-hands) 3P-IX(lt,dn) HAPPY pose:grab-at-leg-to-open hand pose:look-around cl:1(flea-at-rt-shoulder) pose:grab-at-shoulder-to-open-hand cl:1(flea-at-lt-chest)-to-grab-chest3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=31
34McGregor (1912) grab-at-shoulder-to-open-handN/Acl:55-to-OO++(chest,undress), pose:look-on-body-to-aha!(raised-hands) 3P-IX(lt,dn) HAPPY pose:grab-at-leg-to-open hand pose:look-around cl:1(flea-at-rt-shoulder) pose:grab-at-shoulder-to-open-hand cl:1(flea-at-lt-chest)-to-grab-chest3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=34