Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: PLAY

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
613Higgins (1923) PLAYPLAYPLAY: Horizontal "Y" hands at sides in front, palm towards palm, are shaken up and down. (Recreation).108hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=613&refid=higgins1923
359Long (1918) PLAYPLAY, RECREATIONPLAY, RECREATION, etc.: Hold "Y" hands out in front so the "horns" of the "Y" on one hand point toward those on the other; shake both hands up and down from the wrists repeatedly, moving the forearm but slightly.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=359&refid=long1918
360Long (1918) PLAY~MEETINGPARTYPLAY, RECREATION, etc.: Hold "Y" hands out in front so the "horns" of the "Y" on one hand point toward those on the other; shake both hands up and down from the wrists repeatedly, moving the forearm but slightly. The same sign when followed by sign for "meeting" is used to signify a party.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=360&refid=long1918
458Michaels (1923) PLAYPLAYPLAY: 1. With the thumbs and little fingers extended, shake the hands in a round about way in front of you. 2. Have a cheerful look. If idle play: frown.101hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=458&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
209Dougherty (1913) PLAYN/AAWHILE ONE~TWO(rf) WOMAN VISIT ENTER(-from-rt-to-ctr) gs:SHOCKED SEE THREE DOCTOR~FANCY+ NOW SILLY PLAY YELL(rf) gs:HEY AROUND.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=209
220Dougherty (1913) PLAYN/AAWHILE DOCTOR WAKE-UP STOP, SEE (glitch) TWO DOCTOR~FANCY+ PLAY SILLY(2h-alt).23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=220
340Hotchkiss (1913) PLAYN/ABUT THAT(1h) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) FORGET THINKING ABOUT PLAY++(lt-to-rt) FORGET~GONE TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD++ AND pn:CLERC GET DET-IX(rt) WOOD gs:NOTHING32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=340
26Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=26
55Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=55
82Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=82
106Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=106
133Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=133
154Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=154
186Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=186
213Marshall (1920) play-fiddleN/Apose:jump cl-i:XxXx+(play-fiddle) cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) pose:hold-skirts-and-turn-around cl-i:XxXx(swing-skirts-back-and-forth).32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=213