Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
632Higgins (1923) SAY~VOWPROMISEPROMISE: Right index tip pointing leftward, moved under the lips as if rolling the words from the mouth, then vertical right hand as in the taking of an oath.111hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=632&refid=higgins1923
279Long (1918) PROMISEPROMISEPROMISE: Place forefinger of right "G" hand perpendicularly against mouth; bring hand down and strike it (open) against palm of left. Or, (2) In nature of an oath: Place forefinger of "G" hand held perpendicularly against lips and then bring hand up as in taking an oath. VII,145.41hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=279&refid=long1918
472Michaels (1923) SAY~VOWPROMISEPROMISE: 1. Put your right index finger across your lips. 2. Move the hand above the head a little outward. 3. Spread out the fingers. 4. Have a solemn look. 103hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=472&refid=michaels1923
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