Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: RIVER

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
891Long (1918) WATER~cl-d:BB(river)RIVERRIVER: Make sign for "water;" then bring the left "4" hand out to the front from the side, palm down, fingers pointing diagonally away from the body toward the left; from making the sign "water" bring the right "4" hand down to the front in similar position and pointing in the same direction as the left, somewhat behind it; then move both hands diagonally toward the left, and as the hands move forward shake the fingers up and down unevenly to represent the flowing of the water.98hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=891&refid=long1918
498Michaels (1923) RIVERRIVERRIVER: 1. Lap the middle fingers over the index fingers both hands, forming the letter "R." 2. Move the hands in an outward zigzag manner.108hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=498&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
17McGregor (1912) river-to-ltN/A3P-POSS(lt) FEMALE, UNDER SERVE~AGENT TROUBLE EAT HUNGRY GO-TO cl-d:55(river-to-lt) FOUNDATION(bridge) YELL(2h-alt) WANT(rf) BREAD++.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=17