Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
619Higgins (1923) POTATOESPOTATOPOTATO: Right inverted "V" hand stuck against the back of left closed prone hand as if into a potato. (Irish).109hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=619&refid=higgins1923
775Long (1918) POTATOESPOTATOESPOTATOES: Making a "fork" of the right fore and middle finger of the right hand, stick it against the left "S" hand. Some hold the left hand in position of "&." XVI,307.87hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=775&refid=long1918
464Michaels (1923) POTATOESPOTATOPOTATO: 1. Hold the closed fist of your left hand before you. 2. Strike on the back of the fist with the index and middle fingers of the right hand. For sweet potato: Add the sign for sweet, i.e. Draw the index and middle fingers downward over your lips.102hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=464&refid=michaels1923
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