Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
185Higgins (1923) PLEASANTCOOLCOOL: Both hands, palms downward, pointing to face from sides and moved up and down as if fanning the face. (Pleasant) (Take a walk).36hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=185&refid=higgins1923
678Long (1918) PLEASANTPLEASANTPLEASANT: Holding the open hands just above the shoulders, palms toward back, wave them backward over the shoulders. XXII,410 (add). Note: This sign is used also to indicate "taking a walk" though it should be followed by the sign for "walk."78hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=678&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
561Gallaudet (1910) PLEASANTN/AAND 1P-IX-PL STAY(2h,lt) AWHILE VERY PLEASANT GET49hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=561
761Gallaudet (1910) PLEASANTN/A1P-IX-PL HAVE VERY PLEASANT TEA EAT MUCH AND THINKING ABOUT FEEL~PITY YOUNG W-H-I-C-H-A-L-S-E 3P-SELF(rt) LOVE FOR L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E WRONG(2h) 3P-POSS(rt) LIVE HAPPY LOSE gs:ALAS67hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=761
115Hotchkiss (1913) PLEASANTN/ABUT 3P-SELF(lc) LIVE IN ONE BEAUTIFUL HOUSE(rc) PLEASANT NEAR++ SCHOOL AND DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) MALE~FEMALE~CHILDREN+(-to-rt) cl-trace:1tip(path-to-rt,go) CITY(rt) cl-trace:1tip(path-to-1P,go) SEE AND MEET AND TALK AGAIN+++10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=115